Monthly Archives: March 2020

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31/03/2020 4th Class Carol O’Sullivan

Monday 30th of March to Friday 3rd of April

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31/03/2020 Letter from Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I do hope I find you all safe and well. By now you are well aware of the extension to our school closure to April 19th.  Based on well informed predictions and public health uncertainties, we are now looking at schools being closed well after the Easter Holidays.

Having finished school abruptly on March 12th, teachers did their best to plan work for classes and arranged for the necessary books to be brought home.

The school website has also been used to update this work on a regular basis,. Please keep an eye out for texts from individual teachers giving information on suggested work for their pupils.

We, as teachers and as a school are trying to learn on our feet and develop new ways to help you and in this regard, we are hoping to introduce an online platform, after the Easter Holidays, where appropriate and practical, to enhance the school work being assigned and to assess and monitor work being given.

More information on this will follow. This new proposed online platform and homework already assigned is not meant to add to pressure already in homes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented emergency and lots of us are feeling stressed and overwhelmed and under pressure.

With this distance-type learning, all we are asking of parents and pupils, is to do their best to complete the suggested tasks. As you know, learning is not only to be found in textbooks. Reading opens up a whole new world for pupils to explore new topics, compete projects, work independently as authors by completing personal diaries and practicing their creative writing skills  .Lego, cooking, playing outside, drawing and making things are all valuable exercises that children can complete during the school week. RTE ‘Home School’ TV and many of the suggested educational apps are also very useful, but should be used wisely so that pupils get a varied timetable of school work, rest, play, TV and internet use as well as being given time to complete household chores.

Don’t worry about your child falling behind if they are unable to complete all their work.  We will return to school, and when we do, the experience and expertise of our teacher’s will ensure that our pupils progress.

Children are also going to be anxious and stressed at this time, we encourage you to talk to them and explain that everything will eventually be okay. They will never forget these times, but should be comforted that the time spent together as a family is worthwhile and necessary and one that they will benefit from and pass on to the next generation.

Therefore, from Friday April 3rd we want you to take the time away from schoolwork to enjoy the Easter holidays with your families. We will be in touch  after the holiday period with further updates on government directives, work for classes and plans for online teaching and learning. Most of all we look forward to the day that we will be able to welcome you all back to school to enjoy engaging with the pupils in their continued learning journey.

Many of you are continuing to go out to work and we understand the pressure that you are under. We particularly salute those of you who are working in the medical profession and in the front line. We are indebted to you for this.

Finally, we continue to wish you all good health, as we come into the Easter season, where this year more than any we have all made great sacrifices We look forward to the happier and joyous days that we hope will follow.

Stay safe and well !



Denis Courtney

Principal and staff

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31/03/2020 1st Class Louise Doyle

Monday 30th of March to Friday 3rd of April.

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31/03/2020 5th Class Ronan Hussey

Mr. Hussey 5th Class                           Monday 30th March – Friday 3rd April

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26/03/2020 4th Class James Devane

4th Class Mr Devane

Mental Maths continue on with the next week, making sure it is done on a daily basis

Maths chapters on chance to be completed in Mathemagic and Operation Maths books

Maths problems will be put up on Khan Academy

Constant revision of tables focus more on the division tables

English reading Zone unit 24 complete all activities and continue on with next unit the following week

Spellings next unit test on Friday

Create a short story based on the Easter Bunny as the main character

Handwriting 2 pages of workbook completed on a daily basis

History   project on the Titanic

Geography pick one river in Ireland and obtain as many pieces of information about it as you can

Gaeilge revision of me fein, practice lines they have in their copies stating where they live, go to school etc.

Practice writing “Mo Nuacht” they have a guide in copies already

Revise caitheamh aimsire in Bua Na Cainte

Continue on with any maths from the look back chapters that is not completed.

If not completed continue on with projects.

History a project on the history of Easter

Geography project on Kenmare