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End of Year letter to parents and students

cns post on June 2nd, 2020
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Hello all,

We are in the month of June, and as this is traditionally the time of little homework and fun activities we have decided to keep up that tradition.

As this is our last upload for the school year 2019/2020 we hope you enjoy the links/websites we have uploaded and get a lot of fun from them.

We hope to collect all the book rentals and the library books, but as yet we have no confirmed date. We would be grateful if you just gathered them all together in one place and have it easy to lay your hands on them –when we are allowed to collect.

We have decided not to release book lists at this time- as we are awaiting guidance on how the new school year will unfold. When we get this clarity we will then release them to the website. We will alert parents when they become available.

The school reports along with the proposed calendar for next year will be posted to each family in June. Prior to the sudden closures of schools, we had done out the 2020/2021 closures as some people were asking for them. This is the calendar we are using but it may be subject to change depending on Government Guidelines.

We have not been able to have or “Meet and Greet” morning for the new juniors but I will keep you up to date with developments as they happen during the next few months. If you are aware of others who may have been waiting until nearer the deadline to contact the school, could you please direct them to the outlook email address and we will try to make contact with them.

Please see below the link to a very important letter from Bishop Leahy outlining the situation with Confirmation.  He is hopeful it will happen in the Autumn.  Can I please ask all parents of the present Confirmation group to click on the link below and register their child before the June 12th deadline.   We will continue to keep you updated as we receive further details.

Sacramental Registration_Letter_Parents_Bishop Leahy 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families who have supported the school community during this difficult time. There is no doubt great things can be achieved when we all pull together- who knows what might happen if we all had good internet!!!!!!!

Enjoy the links we have for June, have a really enjoyable and wonderful summer, stay safe, and try to relax for a while before heading off into top gear again in the next school year.

 

Slán go foil

 

Catríona O`Sullivan , Tommy Wallace , Marie Tobin and Teresa Lawlor

A special message for 6th class

cns post on June 2nd, 2020
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Sadly, the last few days of school won’t be the same this year.  We are all staying at home, keeping safe.  You will miss signing each others t-shirts, performing your end of year music recital and enjoying some well deserved treats. But you have so much to look forward to as you start the next chapter in your life, secondary school.  You will be excited and perhaps a little nervous and that’s absolutely normal.  Everyone feels the same.  We are proud of what you have achieved in primary school and we hope you all continue to do well in secondary school.  All the staff at Croagh NS wish you the very, very best in the future. And here is a little video from some celebrities who want to wish you well too.  So sit back and enjoy….

Website and Links to fun activities for Summer

cns post on June 2nd, 2020
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Enjoy a family nature trail

Use these visual worksheets to explore and learn about the nature that surrounds us. Fun for all the family.

The Great Isolation Activity Book (1)

I-Spy-Scavenger-Hunt-Checklist_ver_3

Scavenger-Hunt-Nature-Walk

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Spring-Nature-Hunt

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Water Safety at Home

The lessons and activities will guide children through Water Safety at home, on farms, in swimming pools, rivers, lakes and of course at the beach. Splash the Bear and River the Otter will show children how to stay safe at these locations, and how keep their family and friends safe too! By taking part not only will children be safer on or near the water, they can also become a PAWS HERO! All resources can also be found by visiting www.teachpaws.ie

Safety on the Farm

Harry Potter At Home

Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Make your own ice-cream

Quick and Easy Ice Cream. You only need two ingredients for this super-fast and delicious ice cream. Ingredients: 1 pint of double cream. 1 can of condensed milk. Method: Whip the cream and then fold it in the sweetened milk and freeze for a few hours. That’s it! Because the condensed milk is already sweetened, you don’t need to add sugar.
www.ballymunconnects.ie

Food Dudes

The Class of 2020

One for 6th class students only

A nice activity for 6th class students about moving from primary to secondary school.

From_Big_Fish_to_Little_Fish

Garden Bird Bingo

What birds can you spot in your garden ?

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Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Storyline Online is a children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.

15 Birds and Bird Songs for Beginners

How many different birds can you hear in your garden? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHnzqKfxSQw

Natural History Museum

Worksheet for students in 4th, 5th and 6th class. It is a self-guided virtual tour worksheet for the Natural History Museum. I know students will find this resource both educational and enjoyable.

The lesson worksheet can be downloaded from here – www.cliste.ie/natural-history-museum-virtual-tour/

The Great Isolation Activity Book

Lots of fun activities for the children to do.

The Great Isolation Activity Book (3)

Outdoor Art

Fun for all the family – why not gather stones, branches, pebbles, twigs, leaves, straw, grass, feathers, etc from the garden, local park, etc and create a picture.  Take a photograph of your picture and email to the school.  We hope to upload them to the website for all to see.

Special Educational Resources and Links

Answers to Master Yours Maths for 3rd to 6th Class

cns post on June 2nd, 2020
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5 and 6 Master your maths answers

3 and 4 Master Y M. Answers

 

 

Virtual Notice Board May 29th

cns post on May 29th, 2020
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What talent we have in Croagh National School. Well done boys and girls.

Some fantastic building skills from this young student. Check out this Chevorlet Corvette ZR1 Race Car made from Lego. Amazing.

 

 

Some yummy treats.  Its going to be a great weekend. Yippee.

What talented artists we have in Croagh NS!

Confirmation 2020 – 5th & 6th Class

cns post on May 27th, 2020
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Bishop Brendan, and several priests around the diocese, will include a special Confirmation message and Ceremony of Light during live-streamed Mass on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May. Parents are invited to view the Mass with their children, participating in the Ceremony of Light (passing on the baptismal candle).

Bishop Brendan will celebrate Mass in St John’s Cathedral at 12 noon, live-streamed via https://www.churchservices.tv/limerickcathedral
All are welcome to tune into the Cathedral Mass with the bishop.

Mass will also be streamed live from Adare Church at 11.30am and Kilmallock Church at 12 noon on Sunday.

 

Music Homework from James May 27th

cns post on May 27th, 2020
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Music Sheet for 1st to 6th class

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1st Class Poem

cns post on May 24th, 2020
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The First Class worked together to create this very silly tale about the horse from Croagh.

 

 

A Silly Animal Tale

by First Class – Croagh National School

There once was a silly horse from Croagh.

Nobody knew she was a horse because she had pink fur and ate biscuits every day.

She liked to cycle a bike, play the piano and sing songs.

Whenever she was excited, she would start speaking Polish.

Then she would feel happy.

 

Virtual Notice Board May 20th

cns post on May 20th, 2020
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Miss O’Sullivan’s tomatoes and courgettes

 

Virtual Notice Board May 18th

cns post on May 18th, 2020
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Thank you to one of our junior infants who sent in pictures to show us how they are learning what floats and what sinks. Fantastic work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of Mrs. Lawlor’s 6th class student sent in pictures of their recent work at home.  And some of it is good enough to eat!!!! Yummy yummy yummy. Well done to this student.  Absolutely brilliant.