St. Marys Principal

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Other Activities for Week Beginning June 22nd 

Monday As the restrictions begin to ease, you might be able to see more friends again soon. Get active together with socially distance games or play with your family. Spin the wheel to choose a game. https://www.safefood.eu/Start/Healthy-Living/Getting-active.aspx

Scroll down to “Spin the wheel for a game”, instructions are included. 

Have fun as you choose from the following games: wall ball, kerbs, traffic lights, piggy in the middle, kick the can, follow the leader, duck duck goose, all in together, Simon says, hopscotch and hot ‘n cold.

Tuesday  How’s does your garden grow? Unfortunately it’s mainly the weeds that are growing in school grounds. But here are some ideas to try in your own garden.

Wednesday  Healthy Habits – Take a look at the Moo Crew wesbsite to learn lots about Dairy. 

www.moocrew.ie

You’ll find videos and activities on:

  • Dairy farming
  • Dairy in the diet
  •  Dental health
  • Dairy and the environment 
  • From grass to glass.
Thursday Act of Kindness

In the past few months families / communities have been working hard to take care of each other. It may have been doing shopping, helping people stay safe or just making people smile. Record your recent “Act of Kindness” in the form of a story, picture or poem. 

Friday 130 ideas to do at home! Surely you can’t have tried them all yet. Hopefully there’ll be something here to keep you entertained over the summer holidays.

 

 

 

 

Other Activities for Week Beginning June 15th

Monday There are lots of activities to try throughout each week on this website:

The Eco Explorer Club

https://www.sseairtricity.com/ie/home/eco-explorers-club

Learn all about biodiversity.

Biodiversity: Protecting Nature

What fuels our planet?

Pollution and protecting our planet.

Tuesday Today’s activities: Rocket Mouse – with an empty plastic bottle, some paper and tape you could create your own Rocket Mouse. Have a look at these instructions and see how you get on. https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SMG-Learning-Activities-Rocket-Mice.pdf

Or if you’re up for a bigger challenge and have some help you could try to make your own bubbles.

Make bubbles  https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SMG-Learning-Activities-Bubble-Fun.pdf

Wednesday Sports Day

Challenge your family to a mini sports day. Here are some activities you can try:

a) Hit a target with a football.

b) Spud and Spoon Race.

c) Make an obstacle course.

d) See how many pegs you can put on / take off a line using one hand in 30 seconds.

e) Place a pile of socks on the table and see who can match / pair them the quickest.

Who has a creative or unusual activity that could be included in Sports Day? Let us know your ideas.

Thursday Are you ready for Father’s Day this weekend? Here are some ideas for a homemade card, or maybe you’ve a simpler idea at home. This one looks a little complicated.

Make a homemade gift card for Father’s Day or another special occasion..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJvInlo7BAE

Friday Virtual tour of Dublin Zoo

Take a tour around Dublin Zoo and visit some of your favourite animals. https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

Then choose from the following:

Activity workbook library: information, drawing and puzzles.

The Eco explorer’s club: Draw with Don (a red squirrel) and biodiversity.

Home school hub: learn the difference between a monkey and an ape, the animals in the African Savanna and how to create your own habitat.

Nature activity videos: birdwatching, bird feeders and becoming a nature detective.

Webcams: catch a glimpse of the giraffes, zebras, rhinos, penguins and elephants.

 

 

 

 

Monday 8th June- Friday 12th June 2020

 

This is often a good time of year to review Water Safety Awareness. There’s lots of resources and activities for all classes on this website:

https://www.teachpaws.ie/?gclid=CjwKCAjwt-L2BRA_EiwAacX32fmToSOqb8k1kMtmF0FWEWfnF_Vtk0uQVcjIPOrRrZm6gBKKHOl9khoCxPIQAvD_BwE

 

Following on from the Agri Kids visit in school before we closed, you might like to revisit farm safety for children through the games and activities on http://www.agrikids.ie/gamezone/index.html

Have you a whiteboard marker lying around somewhere? Try this activity and see if you can get it to work. Draw figures that become animated http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/dry-erase/

Or if you’re brave enough for something messier, try making your own playdough

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/home-made-play-dough/ or colourful patterns in milk  http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/milk-art/

Singing – If you’re missing out on the singing we usually do in school, have a look at this website. https://www.singup.org/singupathome/all-songs

You can download the lyrics and sing lots of well known songs or learn some new songs.

(4-7 year olds) “People who help us” or choose songs from “Silly Stuff” on the playlist.

(7-12 year olds) “One moment, one people” or “In every way” or choose songs that are “Empowering/Inspiring/Sing Up Day Songs” on the playlist.

Eoin O’Connor Art Inspiration

After yesterday’s assembly appreciating our animals why not create an artwork of them? Eoin O’Connor is an Irish artist who specialises in colourful paintings of cows and other animals. Have a look at his paintings and try to create your own version. You can zoom in on the paintings to get a really close look.

https://eoinoconnor.com/collections/animal-original-paintings We’d love to see what you come up with!

Wind down with some yoga this Friday. For younger children try Cosmic Yoga Kids for yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. There are interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

Older children might enjoy this a bit more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZFIGiTV6Y0&app=desktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Everyone!
We are so impressed with all the hard work our students have been doing over the last few weeks. This month we thought we would try some fun activities and challenges.
Have a go at some of these fun drawing lessons, we would love you to send us a photo of your drawings!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo4dO9D4okn25M6mvfB02rQ

 

Don Conroy to entertain the nation as he launches his YouTube channel

Our students have been keeping busy! Have a look at what they have been getting up to.

Thank you to all for sending these amazing photos!

 

 

We are always delighted to hear from our pupils and parents at this time. Thank you for keeping in touch. Have a look at the lovely pictures and pieces of work we received recently. Well done everyone!

 

Home Learning 27th April 2020- 1st May 2020.

 

Ms Walsh:

Junior Infants

Junior and Senior Infants Gaeilge SESE

Junior Infants April 27 Eng and Maths

The Pilot

 

Senior Infants

Senior Infants 27 APRIL Eng Maths Gaeilge SESE

The Pilot

1st Class

1st Class April 27

spellings 1st

 


Ms Duke:

2nd Class

2nd Class Timetable

Meter Stick

3rd Class

3RD CLASS P.3 Distance learning

PPT-The-Maori-People (1)

4th Class

4TH CLASS P.3 Distance learning

PPT-The-Maori-People (1)

 


Ms. Yates:

5th Class & 6th Class

April 27 5th and 6th Class

 

 

The students had a very enjoyable day in school for World Book Day with a library visit and some excellent costumes.

 

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Congratulations to all the students who took part in the Science Blast Exhibition in the RDS recently. The judges were really impressed with their work.

 

 

 

A past pupil of St. Mary’s National School Harry Nolan, being awarded for distinction in business in Maynooth University.

Congratulations Harry!

The school had a visit from Alma Jordan this week to learn all about Farm Safety.

It was a very enjoyable afternoon.

 

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