With just two weeks left for the children in St Conleth’s Infant School, we would like to commend your efforts over the last number of weeks in embracing the challenge of online learning. The children have been doing amazing work, and we are very proud of their efforts. We have attached below a plan of work for the weeks beginning June 15th and June 22th.
Please feel free to contact us with regards to any queries, messages, photographs, or work if you wish. We are really looking forward to seeing all the children on the graduation zoom call and hearing their memories from their time in St Conleth’s Infant School. Also a reminder to leave back any Oxford Reader Tree/ Paired Readers books that you have at home. There will be a drop off box under the front porch of the school which you can drop the books into from next Monday the 15th to the 19th of June. Please remember that nobody is to go beyond the porch under any circumstances.
Zoom Call Graduation Times for Wednesday the 24th of June.
Room 13: 10:00am
Room 14: 11:00am
*Note: The children will be wearing their school uniforms on the zoom graduation call.*
Our emails are:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ms. Donohoe, Room 13)
email@example.com (Mrs. Deeney/Mrs. McGrath, Room 14)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mrs. Hudson, Room 15)
email@example.com (Mr. Connaughton, Room 16)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. O’ Mahony, Room 17)
We send all our best wishes and lots of virtual hugs to all the boys and girls in first class.
Best wishes to all,
The first-class team
Active Home Week
15th – 19th of June 2020
Create your own obstacle course
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
& Keepy Uppies Challenge
Chalk hop-scotch on the ground
Egg/ potato and spoon race
Build a hut
Walk a mile with a smile
Build the tallest tower
Week 2 June 22nd 26th
|Monday 22nd June|
Maths – A few challenges this week to get you thinking!
1. There are six first class teachers in St Conleth’s Infant school. If each teacher had 2 cups of coffee a day, how many cups of coffee would be made altogether in 2 days?
2. There are 26 children in your class. If another 13 children joined your Zoom call, how many children would be on the call altogether?
3. All 26 children in your class are on Wednesdays Zoom graduation call. If 6 children forgot to wear their school uniform on the zoom call, how many would be wearing their uniform?
4. You have completed 3 years in St Conleth’s infant school. In what year did you start school here?
English – Oral Language- practice speaking about your picture in preparation for the graduation. Practice graduation poem.
Gaeilge – https://youtu.be/QGLAHbIj-BE
Tuesday 23rd June
1. Maths – Your class had 2 Zoom calls. If there were 14 children on the first call and 12 children on the second call, how many children were on zoom altogether?
2. Can you name all 26 children in your class?
3. St Conleth’s Infant School is 67 years old. How old will it be in 32 years from now? How old will you be in 32 years? What year will it be then?
4. There are going to be 5 classes of 26 children graduating from St Conleth’s Infant school on Wednesday. How many letters in the words
English – Oral Language- practice speaking about your picture in preparation for the graduation. Practice graduation poem
Wednesday 24th June
Thursday 25th June
Starting at a New School Worksheet
Virtual Tour of Dublin Zoo
Friday 26th June
Starting at a New School Worksheet
Virtual Tour of Dublin Zoo
St. Conleth’s Infant School Graduation Poem
In junior infants it all began,
Happy and clappy to school we ran.
Learned our numbers 123,
And how to recite our ABC,s.
In senior infants we were bigger,
We were able to read our books much quicker.
Writing down the news every day,
Still we love to go out and play.
Now in first class we are the seniors,
Keeping our school greener and greener.
Graduation day has come upon us,
Off to 2nd class without a fuss.
Friends will come and friends will go,
Many we will miss but we hope for more.
Farewell to our teachers and SNA’s
For St Conleth‘s infant school… hip hip,
Our father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
Extra useful resources
You can also access Bua na Cainte, which we use in school, online for free.
If you wish to download the programme to your PC or Mac: (Does not work on phones unfortunately)
1. Go to www.edco.ie/bua
2. Select the file which suits your computer PC or Mac
3. Select 1st class, and click on it to start downloading the file
4. Once the download has completed, click on the file to install, and follow the on-screen instructions
5. A Bua na Cainte icon will appear on your desktop. Once you select this icon a login page will open, enter the details:
Alternatively, to access the Bua na Cainte Book online:
Go to www.edco.ie
Log in: username: primaryedcobooks password edco2020
Subjects: select Irish
Book title: Bua na Cainte 1
Children can look at and discuss the pictures.
Useful websites for maths include: www.topmarks.co.uk
Oxford Owl website:
● Subscribe for free for a month or -log in using our account by doing the following:
1. Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk
2. Click ‘log in’
username: conlethsfirst2020 password: First2020
3. Click on @Oxford Owl for home.
4. Go to ‘books’ in ‘eBook library’
5. Choose eBooks from 5-6 age group as a starting point, this can be adjusted up or down depending on your child’s reading level.
6. Choose a level from the drop-down menu.
7. Browse the titles, choose a book, and enjoy!
Your child will have a good idea of the level they are on but there is also a quick test on this website to ascertain which books to read. They have a great selection for all ages and abilities to read online on any iPhone, android, or laptop.
Also check out www.phonicsplay.co.uk for more great ideas and activities. You can access all resources on this website for free using the following:
Username: march20 Password: home
Starting at a New School
It is completely normal to feel both nervous and excited about your new school! Talking about how you are feeling and sharing your thoughts can help you prepare for your new school.
How do you feel about starting in your new school? What are you thinking? Look at these prompts below and discuss what things you are excited for and what things you are nervous about.
· Getting to school
· The uniform
· Feeling excited
· Older students
· Meeting new teachers
· Feeling shy
· Making new friends
· Being able to do my work
· Finding my way around the building
· Feeling scared
· Feeling nervous
· School rules
· Staying longer in school
Things I am excited about
Things I am nervous about