A Little Bit of Music!!

Hello Artists

Hi children.

I hope you are all looking after yourselves and keeping well .We can use this extra time to practice some wonderful art work at home.

For Dalkey and Inishturk all you need is a pencil and paper for a lovely self portraits:


For Blasket and Inishbofin some nice drawing tutorials on shoes

Gola can keep on top of their drawing skills with the above lovely tutorial and the link below is also lovely for sunflowers drawing,


Rathlin can have some fun with the following link


PLease e mail me your wonderful work at sswords@stbrigids.net .I look forward to hearing from you all .👍

Good morning ..its pizza day!!

Hope you are keeping well and taking a little bit of exercise and fresh air a few times each day.It is also very important to exercise your mind and look after your mind. Here is a little exercise Id like you to try to keep your mind exercised!click here to listen to it. Don,t worry if you cant do it,It takes a few times !

Lets get cooking….

Click here to make a virtual pizza today.

REMEMBER keep doing your little tasks around the house.See previous posts for the list.

If the bin needs taking out make sure the hands are covered or washed immediately afterwards.

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.

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!!

Let’s Go Rathlin!

What a beautiful day everyone. I hope you can go out into your garden and enjoy it. In addition, I’d you can do some of the following:

Maths – Remember we were working on maps and spatial awareness. I hope that you can put some of the skills we practised into place and draw a map of your house. Include all the rooms downstairs and if you live in a two storey house, I’d love to see a second map with it. It should look something like the map below. Include colour:-) Please email me a photo of your work so we can post some on our school facebook page. Our class email for you to use is rathlin@stbrigids.net

Lego – I’m sure most of you have lots of lego bricks at home. For this challenge I’d like you to build your dream home. When you have built your dream lego house, please take a photo and email to rathlin@stbrigids.net Some images below for inspiration.