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.

Junior Webmix 2

This page, JUNIOR WEBMIX 2 will contain a menu of activities you might like to try at home. Plenty of variety so hopefully you will find something of interest to you and your child.

Children reading and children being read to, is always a valuable use of time. Children enjoy being read to, right the way through primary school.

 

NEW Why not check out the Recommended Educational Links on the school website ?Click HERE to get familiar with the computer keyboard and to work on some Fine Motor Skills. The blue and orange tiles on the first three lines approximately are most appropriate for Juniors.

 

THIS resource has ideas for helping around the house. Following on from that, here are …

from the We Are Teachers website.

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A number of parents have said  that while their child is managing with Maths and English, Irish is presenting challenges. So the staff have suggested some ideas that you might find useful. Thanks particularly to Ms. Mangan and Mr. Dodd for their advice.

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‘Dr. Dog is a collaboration between illustrator Lydia Monks and Professor James G Logan from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Dog was created as a friendly face who can educate and reassure young children about the Coronavirus outbreak’

You can download the book DrDogDoc

This download was sourced from lydiamonks.com

Click on THIS link to see a well illustrated and engaging picture book written by John Burgerman called ‘Everybody Worries’ published by Oxford Press. It’s message is ‘this won’t last forever’.

Also from the Oxford Press a special eBook from Winnie the Witch and Wilbur her cat about staying at home.

PPE explained for children – a video on Facebook from the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust.

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Here are some additional short videos with advice from NEPS

Some useful reminders for staying on track. Stay active & connected: a useful short video from NEPs (National Educational Psychological Service) It will only take a minute!

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Staying Positive and Calm – another useful reminder from NEPS

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Here are some links to online ‘arts’ activities: music and art. Please supervise your child when they are online.

 

See these ideas more clearly on THIS link
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HERE we have some great ideas from The Scouts

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NATURE

Interested in bird life. Take a look at this lovely interactive website page HERE and HERE

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The following list is from Teachingpacks.co.uk

SCIENCE UPDATED Click on THIS link for ‘fun and easy’ Science experiments that can be done with children.

In addition you could:

  • Investigate which objects float in a bowl or sink filled with water. Check with an adult before you test the objects in the water!
  • Draw pictures of a healthy meal and an unhealthy meal.
  • Design an imaginary creature. Where does it live? What does it eat? How is it adapted to living in its environment? Could you make a food chain that includes your creature?
  • Use yoghurt pots and string to make a telephone.
  • Write a set of instructions to show people how to look after a plant.
  • Place ice cubes in bowls in different places (for example by a window, in the fridge, in a cupboard). Which one will melt the fastest?
  • Choose your favourite animal and find out more about them using books or information online. Can you present the information in different ways (e.g. a poster, a written report or a video)?

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Some useful reminders about being responsible and informed from NEPS (National Educational Psychological Service). This will take less than a minute!

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Let’s Play, Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

Playing is central to children’s physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing. Children learn through play while developing resilience, flexibility and understanding of their world. Play in families enriches childhood. All children and young people have a right to play

Play At Home Playbook for play time, traditional and new from Playworks

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Ms. McNally sent us this 30 Day Kindness Calendar (from Twink.l) with lots of good ideas for kindness and positivity.

Scavenger Hunts have proved popular so far. HERE are three Scavenger Hunts: Measurement, Estimation and Shape.

Safety Notice: The following poster from ‘Get the Kids Outside’ mentions a ‘rail trail’. Google says this is a ‘Purpose built off-road shared pedestrian and cycleway trail, along disused railway track’. The train track is a different place and is dangerous!

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These are Maths and Literacy activities. The tiles that are untitled are new ones. There is a glitch so the titles disappeared 😉 However the link titles are visible, if you hover the mouse over the tile.
On the school website menu to the left, you will see links to other collections of resources for older children. These webmixes cover subjects such as Maths, Irish, music, fine motor skills, typing, music and project work in History and Geography.

 


Graphic sourced from Sensory Friendly Ireland UK Facebook page