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This a special video that was made for all of our 2nd class children, who finished in the Junior School and are moving on to 3rd class in the Senior School. We wish this great group of children all the very best for the future!
Well done to all who have been participating at home and trying to do some physical activity each day! Click here for activities to try from your child’s teacher.
A few follow up pieces of additional information:
If your child has been taking part and you would like your child’s teacher to send him/her a certificate by email, please email your child’s teacher and we will be happy to do so!
SHOUT OUT for #ActiveHomeWeek Videos (RTE Home School Hub EXTRA):
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- 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.
How to submit:
- 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
- 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.
- Submit by Friday 1st May at 12pm.
- 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 our school represented on next Tuesday’s show!
WHAT IS ACTIVE HOME WEEK?
Our school has been awarded with an Active Flag by the Department of Education and Skills because of its commitment to promoting and encouraging pupils to be more active and healthier with a wide range of annual activities. Active Week is always a special week in our annual school calendar. This year our Active Schools Committee has replaced Active Schools Week with Active Home Week, as part of the Department of Education and
Skills and Healthy Ireland Initiative. The aim of this initiative is to motivate young people to keep active by trying out NEW activities, taking on CHALLENGES and HAVING FUN with family activities. To complete this year’s challenge, children have to find different ways of being active each day, making sure it adds up to 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily.
Teacher have posted ideas about how to keep active at home by providing opportunities to bring more physical activity into daily routines. We hope that the week will re-inforce the message that physical activity is not only good for you but it is also very enjoyable as a family activity. Check out twitter activities including GAA skills training with coaches from both Sarsfields and Moorefield as well as other keep-fit ideas posted online. We hope you all stay SAFE, have FUN and most importantly keep ACTIVE.
We highly recommend the online program READING EGGS. This includes reading activities, spellings, games and online books matched to your child’s reading level. They are offering a free trial at the moment and it is well worth a look. Children can work independently at all tasks.
This week, children and families across Ireland will participate in #ActiveHomeWeek. Scoil Mhuire Junior is taking part and encouraging children to have a go at doing some physical activity each day this week. Click here for more information. Teachers will include some physical activities in their work suggestions this week so IF it suits your family to participate then have a go! Remember to include #activehomeweek and @scoilmhuirescmj if tweeting about your activities!
And if you would like some extra ideas for keeping active, just have a look at this word cloud:
There are a number of ways to access free online books during this time. It is important that children have opportunities to read at home so to help with finding books for your child to read we have put together the following information. Please get in touch with any questions you may have.
Kildare Library Services:
People can join up to the library at this time without having to present themselves with ID etc. Instructions for doing this can be found here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/news/online-services-during-coronavirus.
New members can then access all of the free online library services and resources including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-comics etc. They also have a wonderful Children’s Reading Corner. The link above also includes short guides on how to access and use these services and resources. Download the ‘BorrowBox’ app and you can download ebooks for free to read on a mobile device.
Once signed up, all of the online services can be accessed through the Kildare Library Service website:
- We highly recommend the online programme READING EGGS. This includes reading activities, spellings, games and online books matched to your child’s reading level. They are offering a free trial at the moment and it is well worth a look.
- Raz Kids is a leveled e-book library where the books are leveled and colour-coded the same as in school. It is child-friendly and interactive. There are lots of e-books per level. Children can choose books based on the book colour they read in school. Each book includes a little comprehension quiz at the end and comes in audio format for self-correction. It also enables children to record little voice notes, type notes or highlight words. They are offering free access until the end of the school year. Go to https://www.learningaz.com/site/lp2/covid19 to register.
- Oxford Press are allowing access to all of their ebooks readers for children for free. Just go to https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/ and browse.
- RNIB Bookshare offers access to free online books and readers.