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.
SCAVENGER HUNTS in Nature
Another big hit was scavenger hunts and being outside.
Here is a range from Coppell Nature Park
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.
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
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.
- A small black pebble
- A feather
- A pebble with a hole in it
- A mermaid’s purse
(dog fish egg case or whelk egg case)
- A limpet (or part of)
- A mussel (or part of)
- A whelk (or part of)
- Something beautiful
- Some sea lettuce
- A sea belt
- Some bladder wrack
- Something that makes a noise
- A small white pebble
- A pink flower
- Something soft
- A yellow flower
- Something important in nature
(Everything in nature is important!)
- A small grey pebble
- Any part of a crab
- Something that reminds you of yourself
- A white flower
- A sun trap (This is anything that captures the sun’s heat)
- More than 100 of something!
- Something that the sea has changed
- A creature’s home (make sure it is empty).
- Something round
- A big smile
At the end we will leave what we have found on the beach.
‘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 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.