Barna Recycling has announced a ‘Home colouring Easter Competition’.
If there are any parents who think their children would like to enter all you have to do is:
On the Barna Recycling website choose the appropriate age category for your children, download the colouring picture and then post it or send it either as a photograph or scanned image to email@example.com
Winners will be sent out a little treat! For those interested follow the link below for further details! Happy colouring! 😊
EAL Students (English as a second language students):
Our EAL teachers have passed on some guidance for parents. The theme for the next two weeks that teachers have suggested focusing on are
Websites that are useful for assisting EAL students are Twinkl and eslgamesplus which have lots of worksheets and activities for the children to try.
The most important thing to remember for the EAL students is that using vocabulary is key.Try thinking about the words they already know as well finding vocabulary in their homes, outside etc. that you can teach them that are connected to the theme.
Writer John Boyne is currently running a short story competition for children aged 6-10 and 11-14 and is offering lots of book tokens as prizes. This might be something some children would like to get involved in!
I will share a link to the details below for those who are interested!
A note to the 3rd Class parents and students from their teachers
A note to the 2nd class parents and students from their teachers
A note for Junior Infants parents and students from their teachers
Hi everyone, just a few more details regarding accessing some of the recommended websites.
CJ Fallon is currently giving parents access to all of their online resources including ebooks of some the children’s books, including Céim ar Chéim and Busy at Maths. Follow these instructions to be able to access these ebooks.
Link to the CJ Fallon Website:
1. On the CJ Fallon home page you will see a yellow box saying ‘Important Notice’. Select ‘click here’ which will bring you to all available ebooks.
2. Select the appropriate class level and if you like the book you are looking for under ‘resources’ at the top of the page.
3. To the far right of the book selections you will see the ‘Actions’ column. Click the blue eye button which will bring you your ebook.
4. Enter your details and the book should open for you.
Tip: Follow the route outlined here to find ebook resources as opposed to using the ‘search resources’ option in the top right corner, as this will often bring you to a ‘book sample’ option not the ebook resource, you will not be able to view the book in this case.
To gain access to the Folens resources follow these instructions:
1. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
2. Select ‘Teacher’
3. Fill in username, email and password
4. For ‘Roll Number’ use the code: Prim20
Gain access to the Folens Online website below:
Quick! All moms look away! 😉
Boys and girls, don’t forget Mother’s Day is on Sunday 22nd!
Don't worry! Here are a few things you can do for mom! 😊
-Draw her a lovely picture
-Write her a nice note telling her how much she means to you and some things you love about her
-Make her a card
-You can follow the link here and make her some lovely paper tulips!
-You can colour a beautiful picture for her! Follow this link for lots of free colouring pictures you can print!
Most importantly!!! Tell her you love her and say thank you for all she does for you!
For those who are interested, we would like to share with you some resources that might help you explain to the children what is happening in the world today with the virus, help you teach some hygiene tips to your children and also help you with any little worries the children may be having at the moment.
Follow the link below!
There are many fantastic resources and websites available that may help you assist your children at home, some of the activities available are just as good for practicing their skills as any workbook! The teachers have come up with a list of some you may like to use, so feel free to choose any topics and websites you like.
Good morning everyone, we hope you are doing well! The teachers felt that seeing as some parents and children may be unsure how to plan their day during these unusual times, a suggested timetable might help.
Please do not feel obligated or pressured to follow this timetable, this is simply a suggestion for those who felt they would like some guidance. Some of you may already have a plan of action for the day that already works for you, that’s great! The most important thing to the teachers is that the children have a bit of normality to their days to prevent stress and worry, so feel free to use/change this schedule in any way you like, or to ignore it completely.
Future posts and updates to follow regarding tasks and ideas for the children in the coming days.
As a way of helping parents during the closure, teachers have recommended Twinkl’s resource packs, made to help parents during this time. These packs include lots of fun resources and activities children can use at home to learn about many different topics. Twinkl has now offered free membership for a limited amount of time so why not try it out! Just follow their instructions on their Facebook page to sign up.
We hope that you are all well at this time, remember that the most important thing is that everyone is safe and healthy.
You can follow this link to sign up:
1. Enter your email address
2. Create a password
3. Enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS