A little surprise from St Brigid’s

Hello again from the garden (2)

(B) Now sow your seed (see attached)

  1. Fill your container with compost (or soil, if you have none) then level and firm with your hand ( this is so the seeds don’t fall through the compost).
  2. Sow the seeds on top of the compost. If they are large, you can push them into the soil. Otherwise cover them by sprinkling a little compost over them.
  3. Write the name and date on your label, and insert into container.
  4. Water the seeds evenly.
  5. Place on a sunny window sill.

Hello from the Garden (1)

It’s time to sow some seed

(A) So gather your materials ( see attached)

  1. Recycled containers (if using loo rolls, just push some kitchen paper into the bottom and stand it in a container.
  2. Compost or soil (remove any stones so it’s nice and fine).
  3. Seeds eg sunflower ( you’ve probably received some in the post by now).
  4. A watering bottle (ask an adult to pierce some holes in the cap by heating a clothes hanger with a candle flame or use a drill).
  5. Labels ( cut strips off a used milk carton) and marker.

It’s Story Time

😋On the following link the children will get the opportunity to create a story about themselves. The children will get creative and come up with various words which the site will edit into a story about the children. Parents can read the story aloud, with expression, to the children. Have fun. My story was very funny. https://smokeybear.com/en/smokey-for-kids/story-maker

😃 I would like you to choose your favourite teddy, figurine or toy and take pictures of it in different places around your home or garden. write or type a little sentence about what they are getting up to.

This is Pingu. This teddy belongs to my dog Sandy. He doesn’t like to go to bed without it. He loves him.

In the following link you must study the pictures and order them using numbers as they would occur. So put number 1 beside the picture that comes first. number 2 beside the picture that comes second. If you don’t have a printer this can be done orally. https://www.robeson.k12.nc.us/cms/lib/NC01000307/Centricity/Domain/3916/Sequence.pdf

Have fun class yellow. Thinking of you all. Stay safe!

Grow in Love

Veritas Ireland have provided parents and guardians with login detials for our Grow In Love. Children can now continue this work at home. Once logged on click First Class, Theme 7 Holy Week and Easter.

Class Blue activities

Hello Class Blue!
I hope you are all keeping well in these strange and uncertain times, I can’t wait to see you all again!! Below are some activities and suggestions for you to do at home to keep your wonderful and creative imaginations busy. Our class have come so far this year and it is an absolute pleasure to spend time with you all. I miss your stories but most of all I miss your smiles. Please keep everyone safe and look after yourselves in the weeks ahead and keep up the hard work! Mrs. Carnegie x

Good Morning Song

Class blue love to sing! Every morning we begin our day with song and this sets us up for the day ahead. We begin with our good morning song to each child/adult in our room. Remember to use the lamb sign for good morning and hello.

Days of the Week Song

Days of the Week Signs

Months of the Year
Seasons song for Kids

How’s the Weather Song
The Feelings Song

Chat about today and discuss some of the things we know. For example:

Yesterday was Monday, today is Tuesday and tomorrow will be Wednesday. The month is March, the season is Spring and the weather is cloudy with some sunshine. Lunch in school on a Tuesday is Pasta Bolognese 😊

Pupils can write this news into a news copy each day using freehand, hand over hand, or tracing over hi-lighter. Read the news together once writing is complete.

Alphabet Sounds and Letters – class blue listen to Jolly phonics. We make each letter sound and do the action to accompany each letter

  • Phonics – Phonics Play have some great phonics games for children and have released an account for home learning through using the username: march20 and password: home
  • We have been working hard on correct letter formation. Providing opportunities to practice letter formation is time well spent. Encourage recognition and practice of writing tall, short and tail letters. Please use the mini white boards and markers I sent home as these are a great reusable resource for writing activities. Other sensory activities that can be used for letter formation/writing is playdough, sand, cornflour, and shaving foam. The children can use these to practice writing their name and days of the week also.
  • A Spring diary would be a nice way to engage in a small amount of daily writing, this could be complemented by a picture taken on a camera or picture you would like to draw. Look out of the window each day and keep note of what your see. Better still, if the weather is nice get outside and keep note of something you can see, smell, hear, touch and taste 😊. The children will be familiar with this as they each have a busy book in school. The busy books contain pictures of the children working or participating in different activities. We talk about the picture and what the child is doing. Together we construct a sentence or two explaining what is happening in the picture and the children will write the sentence freehand/hand over hand/tracing.
  • Bingo for colour recognition, letter recognition and dolch words is great fun and we enjoy playing this as a group!

For those working on Dolch List 1 and 2:

Mrs. Carnegie had a very special in her house yesterday, can you guess what it was?

Bring the Zoo to your home! Type an animal’s name into Google, scroll down and press view in 3D. the animal of your choice will appear in 3D on your screen and you can take pictures/videos with the animal and have some fun! My favourite animal is the penguin, what is yours? Can you take a picture of your favourite animal in 3D and tell me some information about this animal? What is it called, where does it live, what colour is it, what does it like to eat?

Have fun and I hope you are all helping out at home the way you do in class. We are great at tidying up our tables when we are finished our work and putting away all resources we have used, we put our dishes in the sink after our breakfast and put our rubbish in the bin after snack, we hang up our own coats when we come in from outside and we all take turns with the recycling each day! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at blue@stbrigids.net 😊

Sherkin – reading


Reading books:

Sherkin students really enjoy exploring books.

Each week we visit the school library, each student selects a book and enjoys having it read to them.

Twice a term, we catch the service bus and travel down to the public library, were we select books that will support our classroom topics.

Each week students choose and take home 2 reading books.

We sent home a selection of reading books before we finished up but I’m sure you are ready for a change of books.

***For digital access to the reading books we use please Log into ‘Collins Connect’ https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Click on the ‘teacher sign in’

User name: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

Big cat books are graded from pink to lime, fiction and non fiction.

Reading Advice

Remember to have a quick chat about the books pictures/illustrations as an introduction.

A few comprehension questions at the end will help to clarify if your son/daughter understands what he/she is reading or has listened to.

Always encourage your child to ‘have-a-go’ at sounding out a word or using a Lamh sign. Wait a few seconds and if they remain stuck then prompt them.

Sample questions to stimulate thinking:

1. Why do you think …… ?

2. How do you know……?

3. Can you retell the story in your own words / Lamh sign……?

4. How do you think the main character is feeling when…..?

5. Could you think of a different ending …?

6. Tell me about the three main parts to the story….. ?

(start, middle, end)

Let’s Get Rocking Inisbofin!

Hi Everyone!

It is taking me time to get used to this technology! Hopefully I will get better as the days go on. Lets try and liven things up with some music. Remember all the work we did with Mary?

Let us practice putting rhythm to the music. I know we played the drums in school so lets try and find another way to play our music. You can clap out the rhythm, tap it out on your knees or even get a saucepan from the kitchen and use a wooden spoon. Perhaps you could make a drum and drum stick from something in the recycling bin? Use your imagination.

Click on the link below, sing and play along. Enjoy the music and encourage your family to join in! the more the merrier! Get the house rocking!!