Thursday 25th June
Good Morning P4/5! We are into our final days of our school year and what a year it has been! 2020 will be marked and remembered in our health, social, political and economical history forevermore. We are all part of that and will have lasting memories to share with children and grandchildren. In many ways it has been a very positive experience as you have learned new skills and relied on resilience that you didn't know you had! You have adapted and been supported by your parents who have done an amazing job throughout! You are all superstars! We are doing our awards today as P7 have a very special zoom assembly tomorrow morning! I can't wait to be part of that! I know that you will all want me to wish them well on their school journey as they have been a big part of our school life.
It was lovely to see a few of you yesterday as you returned books, some of you have grown, your hair has definitely grown and you are all looking a little tanned!! Those are all good signs of healthy outdoor play!! Again thank you all for your support and effort every week in sending photos, completing tasks and emailing me. This has helped the process of the last 12 weeks and we have achieved a lot from a distance!
I am delighted to be giving out so many certificates this final week! You have quizzed and completed tasks right to the very end! I am so proud of each and every one of you! This week would have marked the end of Accelerated Reader and I am pleased that more than half of our class reached their AR target! This is difficult enough to achieve when we are in school so to continue to quiz and read at home is fantastic! Not only that but some of you have doubled and almost tripled your scores! Reading is so important to all areas of learning so keep reading a little over the Summer to keep your skills in tip top shape! Many congratulations to-
Cerys, Rhomany, Jamie, Ben, Will, Joseph, Harry, Faye, Evie, Philip, Jack, Alfie, Rebecca, Lily and Josias.
Study ladder certificates:
Gold trophy: Harry and Nathan
Silver ribbon: Joseph
Bronze medal: Jack and William
Silver medal: Lily, Ben and Will
Elite 2: Josias
I have special certificates for you all this week as you all deserve one!
Finally I want to say have a great Summer break! It is time to relax and recharge your batteries! You have all worked so hard and really earned your Summer holidays. I look forward to seeing you all in the new school term. Thank you for everything, keep safe!
Forget high 5s and handshakes! I'm sending you all a hug! Mrs Rice
********** There will be a box placed at the back gate for the return of****************
reading books and any school library books that you may have.
Wednesday 26th June 10-11am.
It is really important that these are returned as they are needed for other year groups. Please return! Place them in a bag with your name on it so I know who has returned their books. Many thanks!
Monday 22nd June
Good Morning P4/5! Good Morning to your home learning teacher too! This is our last full week before we finish for Summer! There are some tasks set on Study ladder, just do what you can. Read, read, read for AR! You have already worked so hard and this is week 12 of home learning! A lot has happened in that time! This week I'd like you to send me a picture of you with your home learning teacher! They may not want to but it is just a little fun! I want you to say thank you to them for all of their hard work, it is not an easy job to be a parent and a teacher! I know! I love this time of year because you would be writing me little notes and leaving home made cards on my desk to say thank you. It always makes me very happy to do the job that I do. I have still been doing that job but your home mearning teacher has been doing the hard bit! This year do it for your home learning teacher- send me an email and picture and I'll put it on our class page. Make them a card or cake or cup of tea just to say thank you for all that they do. Most of all have a great week, keep in touch! I am sending you all a virtual hug this week, sometimes you just need it! Mrs Rice
Friday 19th June
Good Morning P4/5! I hope you are all well. I say this every week but I cannot believe it is Friday again! I loved getting your pictures and videos this week and being able to share those with our school community is fantastic! I know what a talented and special bunch you all are but it is great to let others see that too. Thank you and your parents for taking the time to send them to me, I really do appreciate it. The pupils of P4/5 are what make our class special and that is why you are the most important features on our class page.
I know in our house it has been a little tricky to keep up the momentum for school work this week. Everyone is feeling a bit tired and the brighter evenings mean it is harder to get to bed early! However, that does not seem to be a problem at Cortamlet and I am delighted to be awarding so many certificates to you all this week, some people are even getting 2!!
Study ladder certificates.
Bronze trophy: Nathan and Alec
Silver trophy: Nathan and Harry
Gold trophy: Jasper
Platinum trophy: Ruby
Bronze ribbon: Joseph, Leah and Ruby
Gold ribbon: Philip and Faye
Platinum ribbon: Jack, Rebecca, Will, Alfie, Faye and William
Bronze medal: Ben, Lily, Rebecca, Alfie and Will
Silver and gold medal: Charlie
Platinum medal: Evie
Elite 1: Evie
Elite 2: Jamie
Well done to you all, these are fantastic achievements and you should be very proud of yourselves! I also know that there are people who are working very steadily on their home packs and still keeping on track, well done to you too! Bugclub and Rapid Reading are still being accessed at home too. such good work everyone!
Looking at AR there are 3 pupils who are sooo close to reaching their target and it would be fantastic if they could get it by next Friday! Read, read, read! There are also so many of you who have doubled and more than doubled your AR targets! This is a very special personal achievement, so congratulations!
Just to say have a lovely weekend, and this week I am sending you all a virtual hug! You deserve it! And pass it on to your home learning teacher, they deserve it too! They have earned it! Mrs Rice
Monday 15th June.
Good morning everyone! We are exactly half way through June and on the countdown to our Summer holidays. I am so pleased with how you are all working and I know it is not easy at this stage of the year. Well done to you all! A special mention to your mums and dads who are doing an amazing job home schooling, working from home and running the house. This week I thought we could show case your wonderful talents- I know some of you play instruments, you could send me a short clip or draw a nice picture, or arrange some flowers. You could skip, do hockey drills or keepie uppies. Maybe you have learned something new in lockdown or grown a vegetable patch! It's up to you. I would love to put them on our class page. Remember to check out the farm safety poster competition for this week. Above all have a great week! Sending you all a virtual hug, handshake or high 5! 🤗🤝🖐
Friday 12th June.
Good Morning everyone, it's Friday again! The weeks are flying by! I'm hoping that some good weather returns for the weekend as we have had a little rain this week which I know you farmers have been crying out for! I was up at school this week tidying up and trying to think ahead. School is a strange and quiet place without you all there.
You amaze me with how hard you have been working and I am so proud of your achievements.
I think we might have to give your Mums and Dads certificates too, for doing such a great job at home- they deserve them! So on with the most important part our certificates!
Firstly 3 boys reached their AR target this week! I cannot stress how fantastic this is! It is difficult even when we are in school to keep reading and quizzing so to achieve this at home is no mean feat! Congratulations
Harry, Philip and Joseph!
Study ladder certificates just keep coming!
gold and platinum certificate: Nathan
silver trophy: Faith and Jasper
gold trophy: Rhomany
platinum trophy: Cerys, Joseph and Leah
silver ribbon: Faye, Will and Philip
gold ribbon: Alfie, Jack, Rebecca and William
platinum ribbon: Ben and Lily
bronze medal: Charlie
gold medal: Evie
elite 1: Jamie
Many congratulations to you all, great work! To you all working on your packs, Bugclub and RM easimaths, well done!
Have a lovely weekend, have some fun and keep safe. Sending you a virtual hug, handshake or high 5! Mrs Rice
Monday 8th June.
Good morning P4/5! I hope that you all had a lovely weekend. Week 10! It is hard to believe we have been learning at home for so long! How are you all doing? Mums and Dads don't forget about our questionnaire. Tasks are set on Studyladder and AR needs to be a big focus this week. Also try out the farm safety poster- there is some information below, there are other competitions but we usually do this one because it means so much to us all. Remember how proud we were of William last year when his entry was included! It would be great to have another winner! This week just send me your picture- I miss you and your classmates miss you- it is just lovely to see you. Have a great week, keep in touch and take care. Mrs Rice 🖐🤗🤝
Friday 5th June.
Good Morning everyone! I hope you have had a lovely week! It is certificate Friday again! You have all been working very well at home for your Mums and Dads which I know has been tricky this week because of the good weather, so well done! I really appreciate the pictures and videos and I love to see you all so keep sending me them! Now let's get on with the certificates...
Silver certificate: Nathan
Platinum certificate: Alec
Bronze trophy: Harry and Jasper
Gold trophy: Cerys, Joseph, Leah, Will and Ruby
Bronze ribbon: Alfie, Philip and William
Silver ribbon: Ben, Jack and Rebecca
Gold ribbon: Charlie and Lily
Silver medal: Evie
Gold medal: Jamie
Elite 1: Josias
These are fantastic achievements and I am so proud of each and every one of for working at your packs and online activities with such consistency! 20 Study ladder certificates this week and it is week 9 of home learning. You all deserve a round of applause! You are still quizzing on AR and I am hopeful that some more of you will reach your target in the coming days.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, whatever you get up to! Sending you a high 5, hug or a handshake!
A little message from the Road Safety Education office- DfI
During the month of June, there will be a weekly task designed for you to work alongside and complete with your child/children in relation to a key road safety issue:
Road Safety Education - Week 1 Task (Child Cycle Safety)
This week the focus is on cycle helmets – please ensure your child wears a cycle helmet every time they are riding their bicycle and that it is properly fitted and adjusted to reduce the impact of a fall or collision at slow speed. The attached document has been supplied by Department for Infrastructure ‘Safe and Accessible Travel’ as a guide for you and your child to use.
For further information on cycle safety: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/cycling-safety
To view the road safety calendars issued to schools: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/road-safety-teaching-aid-calendars
Good Morning Primary 4 and 5! Can you believe that we are into our final month in school?! I certainly can't! This week in school we would be looking forward to our fun night and enjoying some sports day activities. (with thunder and rainstorms in the weather forecast!) No such problems this week as we are enjoying wonderful weather! This week we thought that all of the classes could recreate a virtual sports day at home. Use the healthy kidz booklet and website for ideas, it is very child friendly with instructions and video clips. Keep it simple! Time yourself running a set number laps of your house, garden or lane, then try to improve on it each day. Throw your wellie- measure it or leave a marker and try to beat it. Egg and spoon race or spud and spoon race might be safer! Time your daily mile and try to improve it. Set out an obstacle race, count your bounces of the ball or keepie uppies! Keep it simple, keep it fun! As always remember to send me pictures or short video clips of you enjoying your activities. The website Twinkle has great resources for sports day, like banners and certificates. Get outside and have some fun. I'm sure that lots of you farmers are busy making hay while the sun shines, take care out and about.
Have a great week, sending you a virtual high 5, hug or handshake! Mrs Rice
Friday 29th May
Good Morning Primary 4 and 5! Can you believe that it is Friday again?! It seems no time from last Friday and Monday will be 1st June! We have had beautiful weather so I hope you have all been outside at some stage everyday enjoying it. The good weather along with your jokes have really made me smile this week and thank you for sending them to me. If you would still like to send me a joke please do.
A quieter week on AR- it would be lovely to see a few more of us reach our target, well done to those who have already reached their target. I have been keeping an eye on quizzes and haven't counted words in a while, so this week I checked our word count! We have 3 word millionaires!!! I am absolutely delighted! This is an amazing achievement so many congratulations to you! They are:
Cerys- 1, 934, 908 words!
Ben- 1,175, 104 words!
Will- 1,180,335 words!
Another busy week on Study ladder! It is great to see that you are keeping up with your routine and completing your tasks, thank you and well done!
Platinum certificate: Harry
Bronze trophy: Faith
Silver trophy: Joseph, Ruby, Rhomany, Will and Leah
Platinum trophy: Philip, Faye, Alfie, and William
Bronze ribbon: Jack, Ben, and Rebecca
Silver ribbon: Lily and Charlie
Bronze medal: Evie and Jamie
Silver medal: Josias
Well done to each of you! These are fantastic achievements!
We have some fun ideas for next week, that we will all take part in! But for now, have a lovely weekend! Enjoy the fabulous weather and time spent with family. Sending you a virtual high 5, hug or a handshake! Mrs Rice
A good old 'knock knock' joke from Evie, with a suitably matched picture!
Ice cream who?
Ice cream if you don't let me in now!
Tuesday 26th May
Good morning P4/5! Hopefully you are all feeling refreshed after your day off! Week 8, we've got this! Tasks are set as usual on Studyladder, this week I want to see us quiz, quiz, quiz on AR! We really need to push on now to get our target. I thought I would make this weeks task fun! So I want you to send me a short video of you telling a joke! I will put it on our class page so that we can all see it! I really do miss seeing you all and at least this way I get to see and hear you. Keep the clip short- I think that makes it easier to upload. It may take a little longer to send but it is so worth it! Also try out an activity on raspberry pi and take a look at some of healthy kidz virtual sports day ideas. Have a great week! Mrs Rice 😁👍
There are lots of activities on this site that you might want to look at when you are at home. It has library of free books that you can access at home. Books can be searched for by age, book band or interest. Use my class log in tab at top of the page.
Our class login: Username: cortamlet1
P4 reading band would be finishing lime and work through brown.
P5 reading band would be finishing brown and moving through grey.
If your child has required support with reading you may need to go back a reading band or search by a lower age band. Likewise if your child is a capable reader they may need to go up. Or simply they might have just found a book in the reading for pleasure section. Please don't feel bound by reading bands or age groups as we often move between bands and schemes in school. Also this is an additional resource and you may feel you have enough with Bugclub, AR and Libraries NI. This is a worthwhile and useful resource while we are home learning, use it how it suits you.
Friday 22nd May
Good Morning P4/5! Another week of home learning completed and can I say another week of really good work! I monitor how you are getting on on Study ladder, AR, Bugclub and RM easimaths and you are all working at a very steady pace. This impresses me as it can be difficult to find a good routine at home and stick at it. I can see you are doing a great job and I know that so many of you are keeping up with our usual morning routine and your learning packs which were particularly useful this week when technology let us down. It is about getting a balance of activities that work best for you and everyone else at home. I know that internet can be slow, your older sister might need the laptop or the baby has sat on the tablet. These things happen, that's life! It is important that we adapt, find a solution and try again! This week I have really enjoyed reading your posters and powerpoints on places to visit in Northern Ireland. You identified fun and beautiful places to visit and really made me appreciate how fortunate we are to live in such a lovely place. (although we may not always think it) I think we will all be holidaying closer to home and you shared some ideas and places to go. Also this week your eco pictures have been stunning! These are really very simple but when you take time to put them together they produce a very beautiful piece of art. It also reminds us that the world we live in is amazing! Thank you again for embracing these tasks with enthusiasm and of course for taking the time to send them to me. If you haven't scrolled through our class page please do because I think it is pretty special! Monday is the 2nd bank holiday in May so I don't expect you to complete school work on Monday however if you do something fun, take a picture and send it to me to share with your friends! As always have a lovely weekend, take care and have fun! Sending you a virtual high 5, hug or a handshake! Mrs Rice
Awards this week, wow again another very successful week!
Gold certificate: Faith
Bronze trophy: Leah, Rhomany, Will and Ruby
Silver trophy: Philip, William and Faye
Gold trophy: Rebecca and Alfie
Platinum trophy: Jack, Lily and Ben
Bronze ribbon: Charlie
Gold ribbon: Jamie, Evie and Josias
Well done everyone, very consistent work!
A special mention to those who reached their AR target this week too:
Alfie, Jamie, Ben, Lily, Josias and Faye!
Congratulations and well done to all of you who have taken a quiz in quizzing period 5.
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****** There are a few issues on Studyladder this morning.******
This seems to be across the site so just work on your home learning pack for today. The old fashioned way!
Monday 18th May.
Week 7 of home learning! Last week was a great week and I was really impressed with your Balmoral show entries. I hope that they have helped to motivate and encourage you too as we move into week 7! Tasks are set on Studyladder, you should be quizzing on AR and don't forget about Bugclub. I know that lots of you also use Libraries ni to access books. Remember RM easimaths and the Maths factor if you have registered. This week is eco week and I thought we could use our natural surroundings to create a picture- use daisies, twigs, weeds, leaves, sticks or stones- just not your mum's prize roses! I have put a few examples below as always send me pictures, I love to see what you are getting up to! Last week healthy kidz started their virtual sports day but I think we were distracted by the show so it is below too. The pack has some interesting and fun ideas. This week give your parents a break- they are doing a great job- give them a hug! You should also give yourself a pat on the back! You are working well in difficult circumstances! Above all have a great week, keep safe and take care! Take your pick- high 5, hug or a handshake! 🖐🤗🤝 Mrs Rice
Friday 15th May
Good Morning everyone! Friday again! More certificates to award this week! I love it! You are all working so well at home and engaging in your tasks with enthusiasm. This week especially I have loved our show pictures, entries and videos! It has been a great way for us to connect with something that we all really enjoy. The time that you have taken to make, record, dress up, draw, bake and then send to me has really been very uplifting this week. If you know someone who has missed the show tell them to go onto our website, it's like the real thing and such a variety of entries! I also go on and look at the other classes pictures and love to see the fun things that they are getting up to! Thank you all so much for getting involved! I would award you all rosettes, ribbons, trophies and cups! You are all champions in my eyes! Watch this space for next weeks task- I love the videos!
Now onto certificates, there are so many this week, you have worked so hard!
Alec and Harry
Leah, Rhomany, Will and Jasper
Alfie, Cerys, Jack, Lily, Philip, Rebecca, William, Faye and Joseph!
Ben and Charlie
Evie and Josias
Amazing achievements all of you, that is 21 certificates this week! Well done to everyone! You have also been quizzing very successfully on AR, Rapid reading and Bugclub. Great work everyone! My class certificates have been very difficult to chose and I have a back log of very deserving pupils! I am so proud of each and everyone of you and how you have adapted to home learning.
Have a lovely weekend, keep safe. Sending you a high 5, handshake or hug!
Monday 11th May
Good morning everyone, welcome to week 6 of home school! In many ways it is hard to believe it has been 6weeks as you are all working so hard and doing really well at home. You, along with your mums and dads are doing an amazing job! So well done and thank you! I appreciate your support in completing activities and forwarding your emails and pictures. Tasks are set on Studyladder as usual and you have your pack to work from. As always just do your best and do what you can. This week would be a big week in NI with the North West 200 and Balmoral Show. We all love these events and talk endlessly in school about when we are going and what we are going to do when we are there! So this week I would love you to recreate a picture from either event, so it could be you in your red spar hat, sampling food or kicking the tyres of a New Holland or a Ducati super bike! I would love to see what you come up with! Or if you have an old picture from previous years send me one of those! If we can't get to Balmoral/NW200 we will bring them to Cortamlet! Social distancing and health and safety rules apply of course!! 🚜🛵
Healthy Kidz are the company who Chris works with and who run our after school club on a Monday. They have come up with a great idea to organise a virtual sports day! You go onto their website and register your details and the school you attend. I am sure you have already seen this advertised as they are running it along with Spar, Eurospar, Vivo etc. They have really fun activities that you could try at home. My favourite is the welly boot throw! I have attached the booklet below so you can have a little look. The weather is great so it is a great time to get and do something different!
Have a great week everyone! Mrs Rice 😁
Thursday 7th May
Hello everyone! I have been so impressed with all of your work this week. You are working away on Study Ladder and most of us are quizzing on AR. Your bakes and recipes this week have impressed me most of all! Thank you again for taking the time to send them to me, I love to see you all. Yesterday when I was out for a walk I bumped into Thomas from P3 and it was lovely to see him and his family and have a chat and a catch up! I really am missing you all! I am giving out our certificates today as you are all off tomorrow, so enjoy the lie in!
Study Ladder gold certificates awarded to:
Alexa and Jasper!
platinum certificates awarded to:
Alfie, Jack, Ben, Lily, Rebecca, Ruby, Faye, Philip and William!
bronze trophy awarded to:
Ben and Charlie!
gold trophy awarded to:
Evie and Jamie!
platinum trophy awarded to:
Great work everyone and well done!
A special mention to Cerys who reached her Accelerated Reader target this week, congratulations!
P4 certificate of the week is going to Rebecca! She works quietly and conscientiously in school and she has continued the same at home. Rebecca is working on her tables at home and works steadily on her tasks every week.
My P5 certificate is awarded to Jamie! He is working so hard at home. Jamie really impressed me with his plan and research for his shard report. I was really pleased with his hard work and effort.
Well done to both of you!
I just want to say have a lovely, safe and fun weekend! Enjoy the Bank Holiday!
Sending you a virtual high 5, handshake or hug!
It is important to have responsibility for a small job at home or several small jobs, it helps everything to run much more smoothly, especially when we are all at home together! Like in school we all help to keep our classroom right and look after our playground we should also do the same at home. I cant wait to see what you do at home to help.
We often travel to the Navan centre and the Palace stables for school trips. They are always really good and this is a great resource right on a doorstep. So the Navan centre are showing videos on a variety of different topics on Tuesdays from 2pm, then on a Thursday they will publish a quiz. If someone from our class or lots of us submitted the answers we could win a prize! They will collate the answers on the following Monday! Just to note this weeks is Egyptians and I know how impressed they were with your knowledge when we attended their workshop on Egypt! Let's do this!
Monday 4th May
Good morning everyone! Just to let you know that your new activities are now set on Study ladder. They are locked again so that set tasks are completed first, but after 3pm you are able to access other areas of games and challenges. Also remember the game zone on our own website which has some really fun links. I see poor Joe Wicks is out of action this week but don't worry he will be giving instructions to his wife who will lead the PE sessions this week! Poor Mrs Wicks! Please remember to read and quiz on AR, reading is so important to all areas of learning. I have asked this week for photographic evidence of you helping out with a household chore! Don't forget to send them in. Also typed or written recipes along with a picture of the finished product to share as part of our Literacy comprehension and writing. Also remember this week Friday 8th May is a bank holiday to commemorate VE day- marking 75 years since the end of WW2. This is really important and I am quite sure that there will be many things online and on TV to mark this event. It is a time to reflect and remember those who gave their all to allow us to live the lives that we are free to live today.
Thank you again for all of your hard work and to your parents for taking the time to send me your work and your pictures. Remember to check your spam/junk box in case you might have missed a certificate or a message from me.
Best wishes, take care,
Friday 1st May
Hello everyone, Friday again! We are now into a new month and hopefully we will see a return of the beautiful weather we have all been enjoying! You will all be disappointed to hear that Balmoral show has been cancelled for this year as I know how much you all love it, me too! But it is the best decision for everyone. This week Captain Tom turned 100! That is amazing! He celebrated by raising over 30million for the NHS! This week we normally would have been off on Monday for Bank Holiday but this was moved to Friday this year to commemorate Victory in Europe 75 years after the end of WW2. I do not expect you to complete any home learning on Friday 8th May.
Everyone has been busy again this week making my job very difficult when I have to choose certificates! I have loved seeing looking at your pictures and seeing what you are getting up to! You are all so busy learning lots of new skills and also working on your home learning. Well done to you all! This week I thought you could send me a picture of you helping out with a household chore. Everyone has been at home and I am sure that you have a routine established now and hopefully you are helping out. So if you are washing dishes, brushing the floor or dusting I would like to see some evidence of it! Just like in our classroom we should all be helping to keep things right.
Again this week I have lots of pupils who need a special mention:
Silver certificates this week awarded to:
Alec, Faith and Harry!
Gold certificates awarded to:
Ben, Alfie, Joseph, Faye, Rhomany, Leah, Ruby, Will, Philip and William!
Platinum certificates awarded to:
Charlie and Jamie!
Silver trophy awarded to:
Josias and Evie!
A special mention to Rhomany and Will who have already achieved their AR Target! Remember to keep quizzing everyone!
Well done to all of you! These are fantastic achievements and I am so very proud of you doing such a good job at home. Sending you all a virtual hug, high 5 or handshake!
Friday 24th April
Well it is Friday again and it has been a funny old week! I have found it hard to get myself and my 2 children back into routine so I know how all of you are feeling too! The weather has been beautiful and a real blessing at this time so I hope you have been outside playing a lot. I know we moved our classroom outside several days this week, just to help the motivation levels! Your pictures have been a little slow coming in this week and I really do love to see them. So next week more of what you are getting up to and some of your NHS artwork and key worker celebrations would be lovely! If any of you tried the Sentinus challenges or Christine's hockey challenges I'd love to know!
It is great to see so many of you have continued quizzing towards your new target, half of the class have already completed at least 1 quiz which is brilliant! On study ladder I am glad to see that we have really focused on set tasks this week which is best for us all moving forward in our learning.
A special mention to Faith getting her bronze certificate today, well done!
Silver certificates are awarded to Faye, Jasper, Ruby, Alexa, Philip and Joseph! Well done to you all!
Gold certificates are awarded to Charlie, Jack, Jamie, Lily and Rebecca! Well done to each of you!
Platinum certificates are awarded to Cerys and Evie! Great work girls!
A special mention to Josias this morning who has earned bronze, silver, gold and platinum certificates! Not only that but he has moved onto the trophy section and has earned his Bronze trophy! Amazing Josias, keep up the good work!
Have lovely weekend everyone!
Monday 20th April
Hello to everyone and welcome back to a little bit of routine- it is good for us all. I hope you had a lovely Easter and made the most of the great weather we have been having. As you know at Easter I would normally be enjoying the delights of the North Coast and taking in the sea breeze. This year we did our egg hunt in the house and garden, rolled our eggs in the nearest field and listened the Easter message online. We were making memories and keeping safe and as we move into our Summer term that important message remains the same. I have set new tasks on study ladder and you should continue to complete your daily activities on your learning packs, as well as daily reading! Please read the class message on study ladder, I have highlighted Sentinus STEM activities that you might enjoy and our own hockey coach Christine is posting tasks to help keep our skills up! The BBC is also starting a series of programmes this week so it will be interesting to see how good the are. AR, Bugclub and RM easimaths are easily accessible through the school website. Above all please don't feel bombarded, stick to the basics. Please continue to send me your pictures- I'd love to see what you got up to over Easter and if you have any artwork on display to support the NHS I would love to see it. Or pictures as you clap for heroes each Thursday evening- in Tandragee church bells ring, some people play instruments and others just clap. It is a very humbling and worthwhile thing to be part of. In P4/5 we learn about children in the war being evacuated to stay with families in the country who opened their doors to them. We dress up and write letters to try and understand how they felt and what it must have been like. It made me think how fortunate we are in this age of technology that we have so many different ways to be able to keep in touch even when we are removed from one another, remembering of course that we are safe with our families. Our class page is a great way to keep in touch and it is very uplifting to see you all safe and well. Above all stay safe, especially on busy farms at this time of year, and take care. Mrs Rice
Our Easter Holidays have started! I won't be setting any work on study ladder until the week commencing 20th April which would be our return to school. You will be able to go and finish any set tasks or work on challenges and games if you wish. It should be a time to relax and have fun.
This Easter holiday is going to be like no other, everyone will talk of Easter 2020, and remember what they did when they were a 'wee' boy or girl. So do special things with your family, take time to appreciate and be grateful for the beautiful world that we live in and share skills and talents with each other. Roll an egg down the nearest hill, (boil it first), do a scavenger hunt around your garden, play eye spy when you are out for your walk, build a den, paint a picture, bake a cake, turn your dining room into a 5* restaurant, treat you and Mum to an 'at home spa day', help Dad to tidy the garage or paint the fence- the only limit is your imagination! I would love it if you continued to share your pictures with via email, as I am sure I am not alone when I look at our class page and it brings a smile to my face.
I would like to wish you all and your families a very happy and safe Easter, look after yourselves and don't eat the chocolate all in one go!!
Friday 3rd April
I can hardly believe it is Friday again and time to think about our certificates! I firstly want to thank you all for sending me your pictures, it is great to see you and well done certificates should be going to everyone at home for providing you with a super balance of school work, outdoor activities and creative fun! The contenders for certificates just gets bigger and bigger!
Firstly our AR certificates would be given out today so a special mention to all of those who have met their target:
Rhomany, Faith, Cerys, Alfie, Jack, Josias, Ruby, Jamie, Ben, Rebecca, Lily, Evie, Will, Harry and Faye!
Well done to you all and remember to keep quizzing at home for your next target!
Study Ladder has proved very successful and 23 out of 25 of us are working away on our tasks. Bronze certificates are awarded for earning 100points and they are going to:
Alec, Josias, Joseph, Philip, Ruby
Silver certificates are awarded when you earn 250points and they are going to:
Alfie, Ben, Charlie, Evie, Jamie, Leah, Lily, Rebecca, Rhomany, Alexa, Will and William
Well done to each of you!
A special mention to Lily and Evie for completing all of their set tasks, well done! and the highest points in P4 in Charlie with 343 and Jamie in P5 with 406 points! Fantastic boys!
Our first Friday certificate is going to Alfie, he is working steadily at his study ladder tasks, quizzing accurately on AR at home and sending me lots of lovely pictures, please keep it up!
Our next Friday certificate is going to Will, he has also worked steadily on study ladder and tried lots of challenges. He has continued to quiz AR at home, he has a very high pass rate and ZPD which shows accuracy and understanding. Will also achieved 5times his AR target which is amazing! Well done!
I had a wee joke from Alec so I thought I would share it with you all to give you a laugh!
Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon?
Great food, no atmosphere!
Love it Alec, thank you.