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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Scroll down this page for some educational links we think your child will find interesting. It is intended for children from Infants to 2nd class approximately.

Please supervise your child online. You would not leave your front door open. Remember that the internet is a portal to the world outside and take care.

This Symbaloo webmix below includes some Early Number and Phonic activities for Junior Students. Click on the icon that looks like a black and white Rubik’s cube at the bottom of the page to open up the webmix and see it more clearly.

In general the easier activities are at the top of the webmix and the more difficult ones are to the bottom.

In particular the following website are recommended.

 ‘Teach Your Monster To Read’, Part 1 Part 2 & Part 3

for Junior and Senior Infants and even 1st class. Now free to use on all devices, ‘Teach your Monster’ to read is an enjoyable way to reinforce the learning of phonics. By checking the statistics you can see what sounds your child has mastered and which ones they need to revise.

Explore the world of books on Bookflix from Scholastic.

ABCya has activities in Maths, Literacy and Strategy for classes from Kindergarten up. These are free to play on a desktop computer, but mobile access requires a premium plan.

Go Noodle is also free and provides movement breaks that the children enjoy.

Some additional early learning activities on a Symbaloo Webmix below. These will be added to over the next few weeks.

Maths/Literacy 1st/2nd Class 

The tiles that are untitled are the 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.

Yiu might find that they will also enjoy National Geographic for Kids

Click on the link below to download some ideas that do not require the internet.

Offline Activities from Kathleen Morris on Edublogs

Both scavenger hunts sourced from Emily Van Gundy Stockwell on Facebook via ‘OT Toolbox.’

Sourced from ‘Get the Kids Outside’ Facebook page via the ‘OT Toolbox’

Paula has very kindly found lots more Scavenger Hunts to keep us going.

Thank you Paula. Click where it says ‘Read More’ to see them.

Remember to put away carefully what you find afterwards.

To give credit where credit is due, these ones were created by the talented Jenette at Primary Playground

Click on the link below for to download a ‘Lego 30 Day Challenge’ which may be of interest to your child.
LEGO 30 Days of Play This list of suggested activities comes from That Brick Life .com
Click on THIS link for a ‘History of Lego.’

And finally for this week, an alphabet activity from ‘Little Miss Teacher’ aka C.Fiorentini

Click HERE to see the RSA ‘Safe Cross Code Dance.’ It is always a big hit in the Junior Classrooms.

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.’

SCAVENGER HUNTS in Nature

Another big hit was scavenger hunts and being outside.

Here are five easy onesfrom Mums’ Little Explorers suitable for infants.

No need to print any of these out. You can view them on your phone.

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 scavenger hunt for your five senses

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.

VISUAL LITERACY

The Little Miss Teacher website has an entertaining activity on Visual Literacy. This link will take you to her site where you can see ‘explore, doodle, draw, talk and discuss’ what you find there.

Great Reading Challenge from ‘We Are Teachers’ is HERE

Motivating for children:
Can they read under a tree?
Read for an hour straight?
Read to a furry toy and much much more.

OUT AND ABOUT

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. Dublin Zoo have virtual tours or perhaps you would prefer to go to the Aquarium

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’.