Middle 1

Welcome to Middle 1!

Distance Learning 22nd of June 2020

Hi to the Parents and Boys of Middle 1,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and I can’t quite believe that this is the last week of this academic year. It’s been a funny old year and I ‘m looking forward to some sense of normality back in the classroom in September as I am sure all the children are too. It will be lovely to get teaching face to face again however that may be but I have definitely missed the buzz of St. Bernadette’s.
Home Activities for the week have been sent to individual email addresses. Its a fun week for our final week!
I hope everyone is getting on ok with their July Provision forms. If anyone needs any help or support or to get in touch with a tutor please let me know.
I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you for your help and support this year. You have all been fantastic to work with especially in the last four months during such strange and difficult times. I have really enjoyed working with each of your children in Middle 1 and I wish each of them and yourselves the very best of luck for the summer holidays and I look forward to seeing everyone in September 🙂 
Take Care 🙂 
Patricia Deeney

Distance Learning 8th of June 2020

Hi to the Parents and Boys of Middle 1,

Firstly Id like to tell you about some fundraising the staff of  St. Bernadette’s are doing for our lovely school. Nine members of staff including myself are completing the 500k Wild Atlantic Challenge over the months of June, July and August. The money raised from this challenge will go to much needed resources for the school. We have set up a Go Fund me page and would appreciate if you could donate or share our page to raise awareness of our fundraising. Thank you all so much!

Raising Money for School Funds

I have added this weeks activities below with a theme of Summer Holidays and individual work packs have been posted and emailed. You will be happy to hear that I have eased slightly on the work and from next week all emphasis will be on fun practical activities which is what June is really all about!

Home Learning Activities 8th of June

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Here is week 4 of Irish Life Health School Fitness Programme/ Couch to 3k to help with ideas for your daily exercise. Hope you are all enjoying these activities.

Hope you all have a lovely week and take care!

Patricia Deeney

Distance Learning 2nd of June 2020

Hi to the Parents and Boys of Middle 1,

I hope everyone had a lovely bank holiday weekend and enjoyed all the beautiful weather. Summer has arrived and June is here!! This week I received a lovely hand written letter from Jack Long. I was delighted to read it and hear how Jack is doing. I love hearing all about what everyone is doing during this time. Have a look at the lovely letter below.


This weeks theme for General Home Learning Activities relates nicely with June and the lovely weather. It is “Games!” I have included different types of physical, oral language and written type games for everyone to enjoy and also to encourage other family members to get involved too. So feel free to use some of the ideas to help pass the time in this beautiful weather.


Home Learning Activities 2nd of June






Here is Week 3 for Irish Life Health School Fitness Programme. (Couch to 3k) to help with ideas for 30 mins of exercise each day.
I hope everyone has a good week and continues to enjoy the lovely weather! Take Care.
Mrs Deeney


Distance Learning 25th of May 2020

Hi to the Parents and Boys of Middle 1,

I hope everyone is keeping well and you all had a nice weekend. By now each of you should have received a pack in the post with a letter from me. It would be lovely if you could write a letter back. I really enjoy hearing from you all. This week we have also set up a What’s App group. This has been great for keeping in touch and sharing pictures. Thank you everyone!
This weeks theme for our General Home Learning Activities is “Communicating and Keeping in Touch.” This week I have included activities that involve communicating through social activities, giving instructions and explaining to help build upon their oral language skills and vocabulary. I have also included some lovely keeping in touch activities  to help us communicate with our loved ones that we miss.
I have sent all individual activities by email or post. The main activity which you will have all received in the post is the COVID 19 Time capsule. Please fill this our as a keepsake to look back on in the future.
Here is week 2 of Irish Life Health School Fitness programme (Couch to 3K) to help with ideas for your 30 minute of exercise per day.