GAEILGE: ONLINE LEARNING: We have been working on a comprehension piece "An Rinc Scátála", a poem "An Fear Bocht", Irish spellings and counting objects from 1-10. Here are some samples of uploads to Seesaw! Well done everyone!
ST BRIGID'S CROSSES: Here are some of the crosses that children made at home and uploaded to Seesaw. Great work with your remote learning everyone!
Geography on Seesaw: How a Waterfall is Formed: the children of 5th and 6th have been uploading detailed diagrams showing how a waterfall is formed. Keep up the great effort with online learning! :)
Dear parents and guardians,
We have moved to remote learning since the 11th Jan 2021 following guidelines from the Department of Education. We are looking forward to engaging with you all through Seesaw this month.
You can continue to access Seesaw with your child's username and password. Activities will be assigned through Seesaw each day. Please let us know if you are experiencing any connection issues or have difficultly logging on and we will do our best to help.
We arranged for books to be collected on Friday 8th Jan between 12 and 2pm. If you were unable to collect your books at that time please email the school and we will arrange an alternative date and time for you.
Stay safe and please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help!
The Staff of Garrafrauns N.S
Geography: Global Navigation: We have been learning about lines of longitude, latitude, the equator, the prime meridian, Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere, Arctic and Antarctic circles.
Spelling Homework: We are working on improving our English spellings this term. We are spending 15mins a night highlighting the syllables, spelling patterns and word shapes. We can really see an improvement in our spelling!
Talktime Words: We are working on spelling strategies and our own definitions for our Talktime words. Breaking the word into its syllables is helping us!
PROJECT WORK IN GEOGRPAHY: DIGITAL LITERACY: The children of 5th and 6th class created their own holiday brochures after researching various countries. We are looking forward to travelling to some of these incredible destinations in the future!
OUR REMEMBRANCE TREE: For our assembly this week we had a small service through Zoom to remember those who have passed away. We fondly remembered them all by hanging our leaves on the Remembrance Tree.
LITERACY: Peer reading/ buddy reading in 5th and 6th class: We have been focusing on our reading fluency and using expression in our voices. We have been summarising the stories for the rest of the class.
ART IN 3RD AND 4TH CLASS: We have been experimenting with finger painting. We have also created beautiful works of art using Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a stimulus.
IN NOVEMBER WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE GONE TO HEAVEN. WE REMEMBER THEM FONDLY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND ARE REMINDED THAT THEY ARE ALWAYS WITH US.
MUSIC: Music every Friday in the ventilated church sitting in our pods. We are playing a variety of instruments this year including tin-whistle, guitar, violin and accordion. Lovely to hear the beautiful music from everyone!
ART: FABRIC AND FIBRE: We used a variety of fabrics and recycled materials to create "Under the Sea" works of art.
Halloween Assembly 2020: Our principal was replaced by a witch for our Halloween assembly. We listened to spooky, descriptive acrostic poetry from some classes!
REPORT WRITING: Well done to Jamie Tierney who wrote this incredible, informative report on ants. Such a huge amount of research and effort went into it. Great presentation of interesting facts!
Garrafrauns National School