June JR

Hello boys and girls,

We have come to the end of our school year! It’s a pity we didn’t get to do all our fun summer activities at school like our school tour and sports day, but I hope that it will mean we all appreciate these things even more next year! Well done to everyone who sent me pictures of their Sports Week at home. I have sent certificates to you.

Happy Birthday to Nina, Gavin and Kaitlynn who all had their birthdays this month. Cormac’s birthday is in August and I wish him a happy, fun day. Cormac is moving to the Senior Room in September and I’m sure you’ll all agree that we’ll miss his story times on the white board, showing us how to draw anime characters, and helping make our classroom a happy place to learn. We will be welcoming 5 new Juniors to our classroom in September – Amelia, Grace, Jenna, Jamie and Jake!

Thank you to everyone who sent on reading videos and other work on Seesaw and by e-mail. It was lovely to see how you were getting on during school closures. Your mums and dads are fantastic! Make sure to thank them for being your teachers and doing their very best for you. Well done to you too for doing your very best with learning at home, whether that was reading, writing in workbooks, watching Home School Hub, making, baking, experimenting, exploring in nature, staying fit, playing, etc. You all deserve a big round of applause!

I hope you all enjoy some fun summer activities at home, like picnics in your garden, watering your plants, sports and lots of outdoor play. Remember to keep reading as much as you can, and stay safe in the sun and near water. Carlow Libraries are running their summer reading challenge that I know a lot of you take part in each year. See http://www.summerstars.ie for details.

Be good for your mammies and daddies and Julie and I will see you all back at school in September.

Mrs. Reid

Summer Stars at Carlow Libraries

Go to http://www.summerstars.ie

Music Generation Lessons from Marian.

Our Sports Day can’t go ahead this year so join us for Sports Week at home instead from the 8th of June. Click on the egg and spoon image for the details.

Crinniú na nÓg is on Saturday 13th June. Crinniú na nÓg is a day of free creativity for children and young people. Click on the logo on the left to find out how you can take part – from art and crafts, to online shows, live tutorials on making kites, puppets, circus skills…you name it! Send us some photos if you make something. We’d love to see!

VISUAL Carlow presents: Blue Skies: Why is the Sky Blue? This year for Criunniú na nÓg, VISUAL would like to invite young people all over Carlow to make an exhibition of your own at home with a chance of winning some nice prizes! John Tyndall was a famous scientist from Leighlinbridge who tried to understand why the sky is blue. Do you know why the sky is blue? Could you make an exhibition about this question, Why is the Sky Blue? For guidelines click on the blue sky image above.

Home Learning Buttons for June

Explore the buttons below. I have put together some Aistear ideas with a pirate theme to explore during June. Oxford Owls library is an online bookshelf of free readers. HelpMyKidsLearn.ie is packed full of ideas to help your child learn from 0-12 years! RTE Home School Hub is a programme presented by Irish teachers and available on RTE player for primary school children, with follow-up activities online. Virtual school tours is a list of links to various school tour destinations in Ireland and around the globe that are opening their doors for you to visit from your couch.

Have fun and keep in touch,

Mrs. Reid

NEWSFLASH: There is free access to the full BUA NA CAINTE game programme we use at school. Go to http://www.edco.ie/bua to download onto laptop or mac. Click on Mac or Laptop, choose class group your child is in, and click the setup icon to install to your device.