Author Archives: Emily Battle

Storytime

Our final story on Phoenix FM 92.5 at 13:40 today is called ‘Dad and me in the Morning’ by Patricia Lakin, and it is read by Fergal.   The stories will be broadcast again over the summer and are also on the school website – search ‘storytime – listen again’.

Fifth Class Learning From Home, 29 – 30 June

Hello to the fifth class children, well for another day or two before you become top of the food chain in HETNS and take your rightful place as sixth class students… the role models and ones that set the example for all who come after you.👩🏻‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓
Almost time to say goodbye until late August…👋 What a year this has been. Could any of us have predicted how fifth class would turn out? Not in our wildest dreams!🤯
We have put together a reading list for you, from both fifth class students’ recommendations and a few that might be new to you. Of course you don’t have to choose your reading material from this, if you have personal preferences for reading, continue with those… as long as you’re reading! 📚

We have included some websites and apps as well for games and interactive ways to continue practising English, Maths and Gaeilge at home, useful all year round, not just for rainy summer days. 📱💻👩🏾‍💻👨🏼‍💻

The reading list and websites are shared with you through seesaw.

In addition to these, we have shared the links to an end of year school disco and a reflective activity. Please logon to seesaw to receive farewell messages from your teachers.

We would also encourage you to get outdoors during this summer, lots of you have probably decided not to travel by airplane this summer to visit relatives and friends or for foreign holidays. 😖If you’re staying in Ireland (like us), day trips to the beach – Dublin is a coastal county, remember… as well as counties like Meath, Louth, Down and Antrim to the north of us and Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford and Cork to the south provide breath-taking scenery and welcome breaks from our usual environment. The Phoenix Park and Catherine’s Park, only ten minutes away from Hansfield provide wonderful wide open spaces for picnics and recreational activities like running, cycling and ball games (cricket and football). Dublin zoo and lots of farms will be open for visitors. 🏖⛰🚃🚗🛹🚲 Message is.. “just get out and enjoy what’s on offer locally, you’ll find more than you expected!”🤗🍦

Well done on all your hard work this year. We are really proud of you all. Enjoy the summer holidays and we’ll see you at the end of August.

Bernadine, Niall, Clare, Nicola and Emily

Violin Project

Unfortunately we didn’t get the opportunity to show off our musical skills at the end of this school year. We were hoping to perform for our families at the Variety Show and at a special concert for parents. Hopefully, next year you will be able to hear us play as we practised very hard during the year.  Thanks Sandra for all your help and well done to all the children in Third Class and Réalt Árás!

               

Storytime

Hi! Today’s story on Phoenix FM 92.5 at 13:40 is ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson and it is read by Emma. It will also be available later on https://www.mixcloud.com/925PhoenixFM/

Fifth Class Learning From Home 22nd – 26th June

Greetings Fifth Class. We cannot believe that it is the last full week of Fifth Class!  Well done on all of your hard work last week and thanks for sharing your activities with us on seesaw.   We hope that you enjoyed learning about water safety.  There were some fantastic posters created last week to promote water safety and you can see the winners on the school website. 

This week’s learning from home will be slightly different as we are going on our “virtual school tour”. We are taking a trip to tour NASA- at home. Here is a link to the NASA at home website: https://www.nasa.gov/nasa-at-home-virtual-tours-and-augmented-reality where there are lots of different virtual tours you can take. Take your time and explore these. Below is a list of activities and projects. You should complete at least TWO of these, or as many more as you would like.

We hope you enjoy the activities this week and we are looking forward to seeing your work on seesaw.

Bernadine, Niall, Nicola, Emily and Clare

Fifth Class Learning From Home 15th – 19th June

Greetings Fifth Class!

We hope that you are all keeping well and that you enjoyed Get Active Week last week!

We are coming near the end of the school year, but we still have lots of activities planned for you this week including gaeilge, maths and work based on the novel ‘Wonder’. As we approach the holidays it is that time of year where we think it is important to learn about water safety so that you can enjoy water activities in a safe and responsible way. Our competition this week is to design a water safety poster so that you can inform others about ways to stay safe around it.

Here is this week’s learning from home grid:

Fifth class learning from home June 15 – 19

And some exciting news! Tune in to Phoenix FM 92.5 on Monday 15th June at 13:40 to hear the overall winner of our story reading competition. If you can’t hear it live, don’t worry, you can catch it later on https://m.mixcloud.com/925PhoenixFM/ .

Have a great week!

Bernadine, Niall, Nicola, Emily and Clare

Fifth Class Learning From Home 1st – 5th June

Greetings Fifth Class!

We hope that you are all keeping well and that you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend.

Once again, well done on all of your hard work last week and congratulations to our competition winners whose musical compositions were simply out of this world!

We have lots of activities planned for you this week including gaeilge, maths, work on the novel ‘Wonder’, Friends for Life and you will learn about the history of communications.
Here is this week’s learning from home grid:

Fifth class learning from home week 8

If you haven’t done so already, you can sign up to Dabbledoo Music using the following link:
https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents-subscription-full-access/?product_id=1787109&coupon_code=20383H

Our competition this week is very exciting. You might have heard some familiar voices from Hansfield ETNS reading stories on Phoenix FM, 92.5 every Monday at 13:40? This week’s challenge is for you to record yourself reading a story or extract from a story that is approx. 9 ½ minutes long. More details are available on seesaw.

As always, remember to stay safe online. There are some helpful tips and information on https://www.webwise.ie/ .
Stay safe!

Roseanne, Bernadine, Niall, Nicola and Emily