Feel Good Friday
Every Friday until the end of term, we will be uploading happy tunes, clips and photos of positive things happening in our lives at the moment. It’s so important to be grateful for what we have, for our health and for our families and friends. If you would like to share something please email me directly by Thursday each week. Mrs Kalisa
Friday 12th June 2020: It has been so much fun bringing you all a feelgood Friday every week and so this week to celebrate we have something very special from Rita Bowens. She has spent a long time creating a very special composition for us and a trailer to go with it. You can watch the trailer here and the composition here. We also a special performance from Christian here. Mrs Kalisa will be back on Wednesday to deliver a final goodbye message for the school year. We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.
Friday 5th June 2020: Welcome to this week’s Feel Good Friday. This week we have a number of performances for you from a number of children and also a Lego Movie, made by a child in Form 1. Click here to see most of these videos. We have an additional performance here and the Lego Movie which you can click on here Thank you to everyone for their efforts this week. Next week is our last Feel Good Friday and your last chance to send me a video, so please, if you would like to participate, send them to me by Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and see you next week. Mrs Kalisa
Friday 29th May: This week we have some brilliant performances including some really creative music videos. You can watch them all here. Thank you to everyone who has contributed a video. If you would like to be in next weeks Feel Good Friday, then please send your videos to me by Thursday. Given that yesterday would have been our Form 6 ‘At Home’ I thought I’d share another lovely video with special messages for our most senior class. Click here to watch it.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.
Stellar Choir – You Raise Me Up
Friday 22nd May: This week we have several treats in store for you all! I would like to thank everyone who participated this week and to remind you that if you would like to make a contribution next week to email it to me by Thursday please.
Brian has recorded a video which you can watch here
Our violin teacher Nozomi and her daughter in KGA have put together a wonderful version of Havana.
I am mindful of the fact that I am always telling you stories about my time in Rwanda and I did promise you that I’d put together some photos for you, so here they are. I hope you enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend!
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Home Is Where the Art Is
Each week, children may participate in our art challenge. Children can draw or paint a picture, use play-doh, lego or anything you can find at home in line with the following themes. Let your imagination and creativity go wild!
Parents can scan or take a photo of their child’s creation and email it to the Principal. A slideshow of pictures will be displayed on the website each Friday. We will add themes each week, depending on the duration of school closures.
Week 1: 16th – 20th March: St. Patrick’s Day 2020
Week 2: 23rd – 27th March: Design your dream house!
Week 1 Photos – St. Patrick’s Day 2020
Well done to all the children who I know are working really hard at home. I’ve seen some very creative and wonderful photos including drawings, paintings, clay, woodwork and project work to name a few. Keep up the great work! Well done to mums and dads too!
Children are invited to read a book (or more) each week and write a review or draw a picture (depending on the age of the child). This review can be emailed to your class teacher. E-books can be downloaded from oxfordowl.co.uk. You can set up a free account and go to the relevant section. These are merely suggestions. Children can use their own books from home.
Classes can log in using the following usernames and the password which will be sent to you directly.
Why not pick one of these drawings and try to copy it each day. You will be surprised at how you can make fantastic pictures from letters and numbers. Take a photo and send to Mrs. Kalisa to upload to our Gallery.
Many companies are now offering free access to their resources to support schools and families during this crisis. Resources will be added to this list from time to time.
https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/ Children’s Newshttps://trte.rte.ie/games/
https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/school-closure-republic-of-ireland (School Closure Packs for each class level)
www.oxfordowl.co.uk E-Books and Stories
https://www.readingrockets.org/article/strategies-promote-comprehension Reading Comprehension Strategies for all books/stories
Cosmic Yoga (YouTube)
Just Dance (YouTube)
Instead of having the news on in the background during the day, why not put on one of these suggestions and have a discussion with the children. I hope you enjoy these pieces!
Can they identify the instruments?
What animals may the instruments represent?
What is the mood of the piece? (Happy/Sad)
Carnival of the Animals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2RPKMJmSp0
Peter and the Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmi5zHg4QSM
Swan Lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rJoB7y6Ncs
The Nutcracker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mis0O8CZk90
Romantic Music http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/types/classical/romantic/
Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8NBVQUEXtE
Benny Goodman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15ybEpHOZMs
Buena Vista Social Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5cELP06Mik&list=PLetv3SCC-r3bPinnDE7jWxKPJc-mpEalB
Celtic Woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k2HhzVwbvw
Celtic Irish Harp Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE31QENx64c
Best Movie Soundtracks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv4LeWBLAyU&list=PL8A7860B0F9BD22A6
View the collections at the National Gallery of Ireland here.
Click here for links to museums giving virtual tours around the world!
Worksheets to Download