Primary 1 – Ms. Shields

Junior 1 -Ms. Shields

COVID 19 

Term 3 – April – June

End of school Year

Hello boys and girls,

This is it, the end of the school year.

I have missed you a lot over the last few months, but I know you have worked super hard at home.

I am going to call to see you all on Wednesday with Mrs. Mc Mullan and Mrs. Gallagher to give you your belongings from school.

Have a great Summer and I hope to see you all in September.

SUMMER PROVISION

Please click on the link below for the Online Registration form for the Home Based Summer Provision 2020.

Our School Roll Number is 19592J

https://checkbox.education.gov.ie/checkbox/Summer_Provision_2020.aspx

Exciting Online FUN moves Initiative

Donegal Sports Partnership in collaboration with Move2gether & ICARE are commencing a new online FUN moves Programme.

To register for free, please click on the below link

http://funmovesdsponline.eventbrite.ie

22nd of June 

We would like to say a big congratulations to Darragh.

He is now a big brother, his mammy gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Tuesday.

Congratulations Darragh, we hope you are getting lots of cuddles

Fundraiser 

Ms. Shields and other staff members from St. Bernadette’s are completing a challenge over the Summer months to raise money for the school. If you could share the fundraising page with your family and friends, that would be great 🙂

Ms. Shields walked 158 km in three weeks, I have 342 km more to go.

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far, we really appreciate your support.

https://gf.me/u/x6jwu4

Scrapbook

Thanks to Adam for sending in lots of pictures, It’s great to see Adam doing lots at home.

Well done Adam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th – 19th of June 2020 

Fundraiser 

Ms. Shields and other staff members from St. Bernadette’s are completing a challenge over the Summer months to raise money for the school. If you could share the fundraising page with your family and friends, that would be great 🙂

Ms. Shields walked 104 km in two weeks, I have 396 km more to go.

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far, we really appreciate your support.

https://gf.me/u/x6jwu4

Scrapbook 

Thanks to Adam who sent in lots of pictures this week, he has been very busy helping mammy and daddy with jobs around the house.

 

June Theme – Our local Community and Length 

Hello boys and girls,

I hope you are all doing good.

We are into the last few weeks of June, we are winding down with our work and we are preparing for the summer ahead.

I want you to do 2 things for me this week.

  1. I want you to take a walk in your local community (into town, or to the park, or down the lane). When you get back to the house, I want you to draw a picture of one thing that you saw on your walk of the local area. Please send me the picture and I will upload them next week.
  2. We will not be able to complete a Sports day this year but we are hoping to complete a virtual one in the next couple of weeks. I want you to practice the egg and spoon race and the sack race at home.

I will call during the week to see how you are all getting on. Chat soon 🙂

2nd of June 2020 

Fundraiser 

Ms. Shields and other staff from St. Bernadette’s are completing a challenge over the Summer months to raise money for the school. If you could share the fundraising page with your family and friends, that would be great 🙂

https://gf.me/u/x6jwu4

 

Scrapbook

Thank you Roxy for sending in pictures this week

June Theme – Our local Community and Length 

Hello boys and girls,

I hope you enjoyed the week of sunshine.

Many of you took a break from all the hard work and played outside this week, which is fine.

This is a short week, so I am going to just post a couple of videos.

I will be in contact soon to see how you are progressing with the worksheets. Have a lovely week 🙂

Song Singing: Practice your Hello song at home

What is a Community:

Maths: Measurement

Read Along

25th of May 2020 

Happy 8th Birthday Darragh 

A very Happy Birthday to Darragh Blaine, who celebrated his 8th Birthday on the 20th of May.

We hope you had a lovely Birthday Darragh and enjoyed the cake. It looked yummy 🙂

Scrapbook 

Well done to Adam, he was helping out in the garden this week, cleaning up and watering the plants (one of the home learning activities)

Adam is busy completing activities indoors and outdoors, keep up the great work Adam and thank you for the pictures 🙂

Roxy is completing her home learning activities and sent a picture of her finishing making her bed, good girl Roxy

Darragh was helping in the kitchen and was washing the dishes, great work 🙂

Well done to Eoghan who was very busy this week. He was baking in the kitchen again. He did a great job at painting the walls for Mammy, very impressed Eoghan, keep up the great work at home and helping Mammy.

May Theme:

People who help us in our community & Time 

Hello boys and girls, you should be working through your work packs and this is the last week of our current theme, Remember keep watching all videos I posted for May. Have fun and I will talk to you this week on the phone

Maths: Time 

Practice the Days of the Week

Reading: 

Read along to the two stories about Doctors

 

Relaxation: 

This is a lovely Yoga video, try at home like we do in class 🙂

Music:

Sing along to the song about all the different types of jobs and also practice your letters and sounds

Art: 

Try and make your own favourite community helper – you will need a little help to complete.

 

Don’t forget boys and girls to send me lots of pictures, have a great week. Talk to you soon

18th of May 2020 

Scrapbook 

Adam was busy this week, completing his Home Learning activities.

Well done Adam, helping with the hoovering, walking Benji and building Lego, Keep up the great great work. Also glad to see you are watching the videos I post on the website 🙂 

Lucas is playing lots of games at home, thank you for the pictures Lucas

Eoghan has had a busy week, completing the work packs on ‘People who help us’. He was very happy to receive Mrs. Mc Mullan’s package this week. Eoghan is also completing his Home Learning activities and baking buns at home with his sister Shania.

Well done Eoghan 🙂

May Theme:

People who help us in our community & Time 

Hello boys and girls, you should have received your new work packs in the post today, please complete them over the next two weeks and keep on watching all videos I posted for May.

Sing along to the song Hickory Dickory Dock

Read along to the story about the Mechanic

If you want to find more stories, Please go the following website which is offering free books online. We use these books at school 🙂

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

I want you all to practice your exercises this week, Please click on the link below and move along with Moovlee, you will also be able to practice your letters.

Art: Please watch the video and have a go at making your own clock. You do not have to copy straight from the video, this is just an idea

 

11th of May 2020 

Scrapbook 

Thanks to Eoghan for sending in a picture of the goodies he received from the Bluestack foundation.  Eoghan and Shania had great fun with the goodies.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0509/1137466-donegal-special-needs-group-provides-relief-to-families/

Adam has been very busy at home, completing his home learning activities, he was baking, washing up, shopping, walking with Benji, playing by himself in the garden, practicing his keyboard and completing his worksheets. Keep up the fantastic work Adam, well done!

May Theme:

People who help us in our community & Time 

Please continue with the worksheets you received in the post last week and have a look at the links below

Help to tell the time, hope you are practicing at home

Sing along to the days of the week song

Dance along and sing along to this lovely song

Read the story about the Fireman

Task: make a slice of toast and butter it for teacher and send a picture 

Art: I want you to have a go and draw the doctor for me, please send me your masterpieces and I will post on the website.

Have a great week boys and girls, I will be calling home this week to see how you are all getting on.

Missing you lots, stay safe and be good 🙂

4th of May 2020 

Scrapbook 

Mrs Mc Mullan and Mrs Gallagher are missing school too.

Mrs Gallagher is spending lots of time baking. Looks yummy Mrs Gallagher.

Mrs Mc Mullan is going for lots of walks (all within 2km of her home 🙂 )

Thanks to Adam and his mum for sending me pictures of Adam colouring his mini-beasts for our online story last week. I hope you all enjoyed the story and were able to join in.

Adam is also spending lots of time outside and is using his chalk to make lovely pictures outside.

May Theme:

People who help us in our community 

You all received your worksheets in the post by now, so to help you get started I would like you to look at the below links.

Song – People who help us

Sing a long to the song and then sit down and talk about and get help to answer the questions on the Garda

Also colour in the teacher, the fireman and the Garda

 

Time: Days of the week 

Practice singing our Days of the week song, then complete your worksheets

Telling the time: o’clock 

Watch the video and complete your worksheets

Game to Play 

Whats the time Mr. Wolf – 2 or 3 people at home can play this game, here is a short video on how to play if you need a reminder

Read

You could also hold up the numbers to go along with the story; when it is 1 o’clock hold up the number 1, when it is 8 o’clock, hold up the number 8 etc.

Don’t forget to take pictures and send them to me shieldsmichelle@gmail.com and I can add them to our scrapbook.

Let me know how you get on with your Home Learning Activities.

Talk soon 🙂

April 27th 

Hello boys and girls, this week is Active week. If we were at school we would be busy doing lots of fun activities.

Active HOME Week

After speaking to most of you this morning, continue with your worksheets that I posted last week and get lots of exercise.

Please send your pictures to me at shieldsmichelle@gmail.com

Continue with story, song and art laid out below.

Have a great week

April 20th 

Hello boys and girls,

I hope you had a lovely Easter and had fun completing your worksheets.

Scrapbook

Well done to Darragh, practicing his numbers and completing the worksheets I sent out. 

Darragh also helped Mammy in the garden and made a bird feeder

He had lots of fun in his homemade sandpit.

Thanks for the pictures Darragh, keep up the good work

Thank you to Eoghan for sending me pictures, Eoghan completed his worksheets and he also helped Mammy in the garden. Well done Eoghan.

I hope the Easter Bunny came and you had lots of fun.

You should now have received your new packs and I hope you have fun completing them.

Do not forget to send me pictures so I can post them on the website.

Read with your child

I sent out pictures of mini – beasts, I want you to colour them in and cut them out and use them listening to the story ‘Mad about Mini Beasts’

TOP TIP: just like we did for The Little Red Hen and using our lollipop puppets

Sing with your child 

This song is fun and educational, have a look and sing along.

The children pick up the words quite easily.

Dance and Exercise with your child 

Art with your child: Theme ‘My Garden’ 

Help your child draw a picture — take a picture and send it to me and I will post the pictures on the website.

Draw a picture of what you are doing in the garden in the sunny days.

Junior 1 2019/2020 | Ms. Shields

COVID 19 Social Distance Learning: These past few weeks have been very tough for families and their children, but we’ve reached out to each parent to see how we can help during these challenging and difficult times.

While each child is different and requires individual tasks to keep them focused, I’ll be issuing fun and educational packs to each home in the coming days. The aim of these packs is to help bring some structure to your child’s daily life, but please do let me know if I can assist you with anything else.

Below are some ideas to help keep your child learning, while having fun for the next few weeks. Children love structure, so try to do this at the same time each day – whatever works for you. These times are difficult enough, so please, do not put pressure on yourselves to do any of these tasks, it’s just some ideas to help you if you need.

If you’ve any queries at all, you can reach me on shieldsmichelle@gmail.com and I’ll come back to you as soon as I can.

SCRAPBOOK 

As you know, each week we send home a scrapbook to showcase our weekly work. However, we’re going to bring this online so the rest of the class can keep up-to-date with each of us. Please email me your photos and (or) description of what you’ve been doing these weeks. My email is shieldsmichelle@gmail.com.

Top Tip: We’d love to see any baking, art-work, writing, etc that you’ve been doing and any helping around home.

FUN THINGS TO DO

We know it can be a struggle to keep children entertained each day, so here are some things you can do:

Read With Your Child

Reading with children will continue to help them develop their oral language and they love looking at pictures. The below video will allow children to click and listen as the story is read to them.

Cook With Your Child

Not only is cooking with kids fun, but you can cook-up some tasty treats or simple lunches. Want a little challenge? Send us your pictures of buttering your own toast or bread.

Garden With Your Child

Getting fresh air on your daily walk is vital during these tough times. While you’re out for your daily exercise, take a picture with daffodils or any other flowers or greenery you see and send them to us.

Make & Create Things With Your Child

Arts and crafts is a great way to pass the time. The Junior 1 children are very creative and here’s a video of how to make some egg-citing Easter crafts! Top tip: remind the children that they used this video to draw polar bears and monkeys.

Sing & Dance With Your Child

Singing and dancing can be a lot of fun, espsecially if the kids have been cooped up! Check out www.gonoodle.com or find them on YouTube for some fun and easy dance moves. All our Junior 1’s are familiar with this and here’s a quick video of the chicken dance – they love it!

JUNIOR 1 CLASS 2019 / 2020

 

Junior 1 Students 2019/2020
Junior 1 Students 2019/2020
Junior 1 Students 2019/2020
Junior 1 Students 2019/2020
Junior 1 Students 2019/2020
Junior 1 Students 2019/2020

A selection of our class displays

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Out and about on our bikes!

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Credit Union competition winners 2015

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