Happy Easter

We would like to wish everyone in our school community a happy and restful Easter. The last few weeks have challenged us all and we urge everyone to take well deserved break for the holidays. We will come through this unprecedented time together as a community and we look forward to getting back to school soon.

Working at Home Update

We hope everyone is doing well at home. Here is a list of websites which parents may find useful during this time. The list is intended to provide suggestions to parents and is not prescriptive.

Parents should check out the links below prior to allowing your child to access the links. We do not endorse any of the links below.

Follow us on twitter @NaofaScoil where we are sharing other useful resources and sharing links from other educators.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at office@scoilmochaomhog.ie

https://missdohertytipp.weebly.com/ – A useful blog from a former teacher in our school, Ms June Doherty.

www.spellingsforme.ie  –an Irish website designed by Irish teachers. The site is offering free access for one year. It builds a spelling programme specifically for your child.

http://www.mrsbrownart.com/drive/ – Folders of Art ideas

www.prezi.com – An online tool which allows users to create a presentation. Most useful for older students wishing to create a presentation on a research topic.

www.login.mathletics.com – Lots of Maths activities

https://www.edcolearning.ie/ – providing free access to some educational titles

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ – this website has a huge list of educational websites for children.

App – Teach Your Monster to Read – our teachers use this to aid teaching and learning in Literacy. Parents can download the app for free at this time. It would be most useful for our younger learners.

RTÉJr – 10 at 10 TV show  which provides physical activity ideas

Update – 19 March

https://fluencyandfitness.com/membership-home/  – A website which combines reading and maths skills with exercise.  
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html – Online books which the children can read along with or read themselves. Quizzes and games to go with each story.  
http://www.pobble365.com/  – Provides a different picture each day that you can chat about with your child or they can write a story using the picture as a stimulus.
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/  –  Provides  different pictures that you can chat about with your child or they can write a story using the picture as a stimulus. 

Working from Home

In addition to the email circulated to all parents this afternoon, please find a list of useful websites below.

www.twinkl.co.uk free access to worksheets and games for 8 weeks when you sign up.

www.scoilnet.ie – An Irish website which is updated with free activities regularly.

www.topmarks.co.uk – A UK website which is useful for Maths games

https://www.dkfindout.com/ – Great for general knowledge

https://www.khanacademy.org/ – Maths resources

https://www.nessy.com/uk/ – Reading programme

https://www.gonoodle.com/ Movement breaks, physical education

www.webwise.ie – Internet safety resources

www.primaryscience.ie  – Science work

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ – History/Geography/Science

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ – Irish History/Geography

Useful Apps: (may require purchases)

Epic Books, IXL App, Teach Your Monster to Read,

BorrowBox (if you have a current library card)

School Closure

Notice to all parents/guardians:

The Department of the Taoiseach has advised that all schools are to close from 6pm this evening until March 29th due to the Coronavirus (Co-Vid19). We realise that this will cause a loss of teaching and learning time for the children in our school. Later today, parents will receive an email with a list of work/activities that can be done at home for the next two weeks. Some of the activities will require the use of your child’s textbooks and these books will be sent home with your child today.

Queries in relation to the above can be emailed to office@scoilmochaomhog.ie

Construction in Infants

Junior and Senior Infants have been enjoying making many wonderful constructions during Aistear. Using many different materials the children created some wonderful imaginative constructions. Some children worked on their ow to create their pieces, while others worked in groups. The children are very proud of their work.

Samantha Lambert Visit

On February 18th we were delighted to welcome Samantha Lambert to our school. The captain of the All Ireland Ladies Intermediate brought the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup with her. She was greeting with a heroes welcome. Samantha spoke to the students about her training schedule and the work that it takes to reach the top level in sport. She took the time to answer any questions the children had. Many Thanks to Samantha for taking the time to visit our school.

Weather Station

 On February the 14th we went out to the sensory garden to set up the weather station with Philip Quinn. There is weather monitor box in the school that shows what the temperature is outside in the sensory garden.  Philip Quinn also showed us a box called the Armageddon Box and it has replant able seeds in it. We think this is a great idea for the biodiversity flag.

By Kourtney Louise O Halloran, Green Schools Committee

World Book Day in Infants

We had a fantastic day in school celebrating world book day. Everyone dressed up as characters from their favourite books. Everyone went to such effort. We wrote about our favourite books and drew the cover of our books.

The children really enjoyed the Bring a book, take a book initiative. Each child had a new book going home with them on Friday evening. Thanks to Mr McCullagh for organising this.

Finally in the afternoon we were delighted when we joined with 5th and 6th class to share a book. We really enjoyed listening to stories being read to us by 5th and 6th class. It was a lovely opportunity to listen to stories. Next week will our turn to read to them. Better get practicing!