Month: October 2020
Climate Action Week
Here is a photo of all the entries that were collected for Climate Action Week. Children at every level drew pictures and wrote about what measures they are putting in place to reduce our carbon footprint.
1st Class Dress Up
EU Code week in St. Brigids’s #codeweek
Some of the children in Senior Infants, 3rd and 6th class took part in EU code week.
The children were coding in their pods with Bee Bot floor robots, the Rainforest coding adventure game and using code builder with Minecraft Education.
EU Code Week is a initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.
Take a look at some photos and videos:
Halloween in Infants
6th and Infants Walk
Some 6th and Infant classes went on their Sponsored Walk today. It was a lovely Autumn day and they enjoyed seeing lots of houses decorated for Halloween.
School is closed next week for the mid term break.
By Thursday 22nd we hope all classes will have gone on their sponsored walk. Each class bubble will complete their own walk separately. Please return cards and any money collected as soon as possible.
On Friday , children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st class are allowed to wear their costumes to school. We would ask that accessories are left at home. Unfortunately we cannot allow the older classes to bring in costumes due to restrictions around covid.
Similarly , children can bring in their own goodies but we will not allow sharing. We appreciate the parents may want to send in treats to share but we unfortunately can’t permit this .
Please remember we are a nut free school when giving your child treats for a Friday.
Lastly can we remind parents not to delay after dropping or collecting children and to maintain a 2m distance between adults in the vicinity of the school.
Wishing you all a safe and happy midterm break .
Rap for Cyber Break day 2020 @CyberSafeIE
The children in Ms. N. Fay’s 6th class have designed posters for our school to tell all the other children about CyberBreak day 2020!
They also recorded a rap! Take a listen below.
We hope lots of families take part in this initiative. If you do send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can see what activities you get up to!
Cyber Break Day: 16th October @CyberSafeIE
St. Brigid’s is taking part in the first ever Cyber Break Day which is happening this Friday 16th October
Organised by CyberSafe Ireland and Permanent TSB, for 24 hours beginning at 5pm on Friday the 16th, families across Ireland will be switching off their devices replacing screen time with offline family fun. Cyber Break can be a break for you and your family to swap your screens and devices for a day of family fun.
We would be delighted if our St. Brigid’s families took part!
CyberSafe Ireland recently published its latest annual report and one of the key findings contained in the report shows that children are extremely active online. They found that 93% of 8–12 year olds own their own smart device, 65% are on social media and more than 70% are gaming online. So the aim of Cyber Break Day is the importance of maintaining a happy and healthy balance between our online and offline worlds and reminds us to stay mindful and vigilant of the potential risks and negative activities that exist online.
The following links provide some extra information:
Marathon Kids Week 1
On October the 5th, 6th class started the Marathon Kids programme. Over the next 8 weeks the girls and boys will cover the entire distance of a marathon. Classes throughout the school are doing the daily mile on a each day also. This week the 6th classes hope to cover a distance of 2400m. We are looking forward to the challenge.
Week one completed on our marathon kids programme. 2400 metres under the belt.