160 Bliain Ag Freastal

Sixth Class

Update re Confirmation

The Bishop of Cork and Ross wrote to schools today and asked us to send the letter below to parents and children due for Confirmation. The Bishop wishes Confirmation children to fill a form that will allow his office contact families with arrangements when they are ready to organise the ceremony. Ber will post you this form and an envelop to send it back to Greenmount N.S. next week. We will forward the forms to the Lough Church.

Letter from the Bishop to Confirmation Candidates and Families

Active Schools at Home

Video ‘Shout Out’ RTE Home School Hub EXTRA would love to receive videos from children from all parts of the country showing how they got active during #ActiveHomeWeek.

Their aim is to show as wide a variety of activities as possible:

  • Taking on TEACHER Challenges – Beans Can Stacking/Toilet Roll Challenges/Bin Challenges
  • NEW skills – Juggling/Skipping/Gymnastics etc.
  • DANCE- Tik Tok dances, The Foot Shake Challenge, Ballet etc.
  • FAMILY Fitness – Activities where other members of the family join in as well
  • INDOOR Fitness Activities – Active Board Games, Active Spellings/Maths etc.
Video Length
  • 20-30 seconds video (no longer)
  • When videoing it’s really important to hold the camera SIDEWAYS
  • Begin with child/children introducing themselves (first name/school/county) before their activity begins
How to Submit Your Video
  • Go to www.rte.ie/learn
  • Click on the RED button called ‘Share Your Content with Home School Muinteoirs’.  (just above the 1st/2nd class section).
  • Complete the short online form and send your video – it’s a very easy process.
Deadline
  • This FRIDAY at 12pm
Showtime
  • The videos will be aired as part of the RTE Home School Hub EXTRA programme on TUESDAY, May 5th
  • RTE Home School Hub promise that they will look through every video that they receive but advise, if large numbers of videos are received, they will only be able to play a selection of them.

Fingers crossed we’ll see your school represented on next Tuesday’s show.

Active Home Week April 27th – May 3rd

Next Week, starting Monday April 27th is Active Schools Week. If we were in school we would be planning lots of fun and energetic activities to take part in Active Schools Week.

We are also applying for an Active Flag for our school. We can still apply this year if we can prove that we encouraged our pupils to stay active while staying at home during the Covid 19 crisis.

If you want to help us, you can print the activity log below and fill in how you managed to complete 60 minutes of exercise per day during Active Home Week.
If you don’t have a printer you can hand draw the activity log and fill it in.

Email your activity logs to Ms. Allen @ mairead.allen@gmail.com

Attached are some sheets with ideas on some of the creative ways you can do 60 minutes of exercise daily. The 60 minutes does not have to be done all in one go. A number of activities can be done throughout the day.

Please remember the rules about social distancing when you are exercising.

Come on Greenmount, let’s get active!

Activity Log

Info for Parents

Active Home Ideas

Useful Reading Resource

www.vooks.com has free story books to read with your child. It has a resource page that parents can use to ask children about the story.