Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the centre of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help them be the best they can be.

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OUT AND ABOUT

NEW: CHALK OBSTACLE COURSES were the surprise hit of SPORTS’ DAY. Here are some ideas from ‘The Inspired Treehouse’

Helpful hint: ‘It’s a good idea to squeeze in some ”break” activities such as make a wish, give high five to the sky, say your name, empty your pockets, etc. It makes the obstacle course more fun.’

Scroll down this link to get more ideas.

10 Creative Sidewalk Chalk Games & Activities

 

SCAVENGER HUNTS in Nature

Another big hit was scavenger hunts and being outside.

Here is a range from Coppell Nature Park

What you can find under a rock or a log

A hunt for living and non-living things

A spending time outside observation sheet
Just give your child a blank sheet of paper and see what they can observe and record.

And here is an information sheet about finding: Evidence of Animals

Combining a love of reading with a scavenger hunt, click on this link to download a Reading Scavenger Hunt from the Modern Parents Messy Kids blog. Again no need to print off, as you can read it on your phone.

We plan to scan and upload all the material we receive to our online digital archive HERE We will create a special collection that will remain as a digital ‘Time Capsule’ for future generations.

50 THINGS TO DO

BEFORE YOU ARE 11 & THREE QUARTERS

The poster is from the National Trust UK. It can be hard to read so click on this LINK to see these 50 suggestions more clearly. Children are bound to see many things they have already done and perhaps try again. They may also get ideas for many more.

HISTORY

 

Click on THIS link to see a History of Greystones from the school’s History Blog: ‘The Grey Stones’. It is good to know the history of the place where you live. It gives one a ‘sense of place’.

When you have read the piece, see how many questions you can answer?

Over 50 more questions about the History of Greystones HERE

Click on the following link to see a number of History Trails from the local area put together by Greystones Tidy Towns, Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society, the La Touche Legacy Committee and Delgany Village website. We are so lucky to live in a place with such a rich history.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOUR

There is no need for a permission slip

and no end to the places a class can go on a virtual tour.

Here are three I thought were interesting:

Scroll down THIS link to see the Great Wall of China.

This one is Anne Frank’s House.

Click on a path for a walk in the forest

There are a LOT of other virtual tours HERE from Irish teacher, Ms. Forde’s Classroom Blog and HERE from Scottish teacher, Ms. Armstrong on Teachpal.

NEW for this week: A Virtual Tour of the National History Museum HERE on the Clíste website.

SEASIDE SCAVENGER HUNT
Seaside Scavenger Hunt
Written especially for Greystones South Beach

We will choose only the things that we can collect

and return safely and without damage. 

 

  1. A small black pebble
  2. A feather
  3. A pebble with a hole in it
  4. A mermaid’s purse

(dog fish egg case or whelk egg case)

  1. A limpet (or part of)
  2. A mussel (or part of)
  3. A whelk (or part of)
  4. Something beautiful
  5. Some sea lettuce
  6. A sea belt
  7. Some bladder wrack
  8. Something that makes a noise
  9. A small white pebble
  10. A pink flower
  11. Something soft
  12. A yellow flower
  13. Something important in nature

(Everything in nature is important!)

  1. A small grey pebble
  2. Any part of a crab
  3. Something that reminds you of yourself
  4. A white flower
  5. A sun trap (This is anything that captures the sun’s heat)
  6. More than 100 of something!
  7. Something that the sea has changed
  8. A creature’s home (make sure it is empty).
  9. Something round
  10. A big smile

At the end we will leave what we have found on the beach.

We will:

‘Leave only footprints.

Take only memories’.

 

Ms. Murray is working hard on a VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY for the 12th June. More details on the website closer to the time.

WATER SAFETY

Water Safety is an important part of the school’s curriculum for the Summer Term. The Irish Water Safety Association has been in touch with THIS resource which you might find of interest.

A serialization of JK Rowling’s new novel ‘The Ickabog’ is HERE It is free online for children during this time. The story is unrelated to any of her other books.