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.

Senior Webmix 2

This page, SENIOR WEBMIX 2 contains a menu of activities you might like to try at home. Plenty of options here, so hopefully you will find something that will appeal to you and your child.


@threeundertherain

The staff have suggested some ideas for learning Irish that you might find useful.

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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.

Why not check out the Recommended Educational Links on the school website? Click HERE to learn to type or to work on Fine Motor Skills HERE for Maths Activities 2nd – 6th approximately, HERE for Music

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Learning to type? Click on this LINK for a number of typing activities. The bottom two lines of the webmix are suitable for 3rd to 6th class approximately. Now it an ideal time for your child to learn to type.

For students in 3rd and 4th, just starting out the BBC Dance Mat typing course might be appealing. You will find on the bottom link of the webmix. Learning can be revised by using the Kidztype website, also on the webmix.

The more formal learning platforms like Typing.com or Typing Club may suit Senior Students better.

In additon there are a lot of typing games on the link. They can be used as a ‘reward,’ a follow up after typing practice. The better a child gets at typing, the easier these games become. Once a week perhaps your child could try Alpha Quick to see how learning to touch type correctly helps one to type faster.

10-15 minutes typing practice at least four times a week would be effective (with perhaps 5-10 minutes after the typing practice spent on a game). It’s a case of ‘a little and often’.

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Here are some short videos 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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You might like to start with THIS resource for helping around the house. Following on from that, here are …

from the We Are Teachers website.

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Staying Positive and Calm – another useful reminder from NEPS

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

Sourced from Emily Van Gundy Stockwell’s Facebook page

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Sourced from Emily Van Gundy Stockwell’s Facebook page

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Quizzes are available on the Seomra Ranga home page

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

SPHE

Weaving Well-Being is a programme for schools which aims to enhance WELL-BEING in children aged from 8-12 years. We use it here in St. Brigid’s, Greystones. A Well Being Journal for students has been published, while the school buildings are closed to us. You can download it HERE A page a day might be helpful. Take a look and see what you think.

 

Roll a positive question
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And here is a challenge for any students who enjoy taking photographs

Click HERE for the Photo Challenge.

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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

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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For Harry Potter fans Click HERE to see Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.

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Some suggestions from Greystones Tidy Towns Committee

 


Graphic sourced from Sensory Friendly Ireland UK Facebook page