Goodbye from 6th Class!

It was not the end of the year that we would have hoped for with our 6th Classes. But we hope to see them back later in the year for a proper ‘goodbye’!

In the meantime, some of the 6th Class children sent us video messages for teachers and their fellow classmates.

6th Class Goodbye!

Big thank you to the ‘Class of 2020’ for making this such a memorable year. You are an amazing group of people and you will achieve brilliant things in secondary school and beyond. We will all miss you. Please look out for each other next year. Remember, it doesn’t make you any less-cool to be kind to someone else! Finally, please say ‘hello’ if you see us around the area.

Have a great summer everyone! 😎

Slán go fóill!

Stephen, Alo, Emma, Laura.

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’.

Junior Infants Learning from Home 29th & 30th June

Hello to all the Junior Infants boys and girls.

This is our final couple of days of Seesaw activities before the school year ends. We wanted to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to you for the hard work you have put into your first year in school. Although it hasn’t ended as we’d liked you still have shown that you have learned so much and have become very special members of our year group.
Over the summer you may wish to keep practicing your reading and here is a link to Summer Stars reading programme which encourage development and continuation of reading habits. There are also recommendations for summer reading from librarians and children, alongside free audio and ebooks for borrowing.

https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars

You may also be interested in checking out the Dabbledoo music website where they have some end of year activities including a school disco playlist ad DJ sets from well-known DJs.
Here’s the link:

https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents-subscription-full-access/?product_id=1787109&coupon_code=20383H

We’d like to wish you all a wonderful summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you all back to school in the new school year.

‘You’re a very special person,
And I want you to know
How I loved to be your teacher,
How fast the year did go!
Please come back to visit me
As through the years you grow,
Try hard to learn all you can
There is so much to know!
The one thing I tried to teach you
To last your whole life through,
Is to know that you are special
Just because you are you.’

Warmest regards,
Amy, Sinéad, Orla & Christine

Third Class Learning From Home 29th – 30th June

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all your engagement with Seesaw and Razkids over the past number of weeks. We are very proud of the work you have done at home and you should all be very proud of yourselves.

We have organised a few more activities for you to finish out the school year. We have also put together a reading list for you, following recommendations from your fellow classmates. Logon to seesaw to check them out.

We hope you have a wonderful summer. Take advantage of all Ireland has to offer – walk on the beach, swim, cycle, run, go camping, have a picnic, read in the shade and most importantly have fun! We will see you all again in 4th class!

Caoimhe, Gillian, Sinéad and Niamh C

4th Class Distance Learning 29th and 30th June

Dear 4th Class students and parents/guardians,

As this academic year comes to an end we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your engagement with See-Saw over the last number of weeks. You should be very proud of the great work you have all done at home during this time 🙂

Dabledoo music will release some end of year activities including a school disco playlist and a special DJ set during the week. Please check them out at this link:
https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents-subscription-full-access/?product_id=1787109&coupon_code=20383H h

Our Raz-Kids trial has now expired but you can still avail of a FREE 14 day trial over the summer by registering at this link:
https://accounts.learninga-z.com/accountsweb/marketing/trial.do?campaign=rknavtrialbtnRKTrial&_ga=2.91237402.1040420730.1593368463-125299185.1585142365

Summer Stars is the national reading programme for children taking place in all 330 public libraries nationwide and online. Summer Stars is a completely free programme and open to all children. If you are interested in taking part there is more information available here:
https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars

Have a great summer everybody and we will see you all again in 5th Class 🙂

Alison, Kathy, Rachel and Seánín

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