Kid's Corner

Happy Easter

We had a very egg-citing day in school today. The Easter Bunny came to visit with Easter eggs for everyone. He bounced in to every classroom. He told us he has been in quarantine for the past two weeks. Thanks to the Parents Association who sponsored him!!

Shrove tuesday or pancake tuesday

Yay for pancakes. We hope you will all be attempting to make some pancakes on Tuesday. Top them with lemon and sugar, Nutella and ice cream or cream and fruit to mention a few. The following day is Ash Wednesday which marks the first of 40 days of lent.

Below are two pancake recipes. The first is for traditional pancakes, the second is for American style flyffy pancakes. Have fun flipping them!! Pancake Recipe Jamie Oliver American Style Pancakes Why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday

Stories If You Give A Pig A Pancake Pancakes, Pancakes! The Big Pancake


Happy Valentines to all our wonderful pupils. May your day be full of love and chocolate. Here are a few videos that you might find interesting.

Guess How Much I Love You Some information on St. Valentine A Valentine’s Song Valentine’s Day Facts Valentine’s Jokes More Jokes Valentine’s Science-sensory bottle Three easy science experiments More Science Valentine’s PE The Cupid Shuffle


If you are in need of some art inspiration, why not Make and Do with our very own Mary Fitzgerald. Ms Dillon will post some art ideas for you regularly.

Peacock February 22nd 1 2 3

Valentines Day Cards February 9th 1 2 3 4

Spring Umbrella February 4th 1 2 3



If you find all the emails, videos and Zoom calls too much then give yourself a break and just read to your child, especially if they are in the lower half of the school. If they are older, encourage them to read for 15/20 minutes every day. Let them see you reading, it’s the best way to spark their interest. They will do what you do, not what you say!

It is a great way to….

-Develop their vocabulary and language skills





….to name just a few.

We will post a few videos here each week of some of our favourite stories but there are so many out there! The Very Busy Spider ๐Ÿ•ท Gorilla Who Loves Vanilla The Runaway Pancake ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅž Superworm Rumpelstiltskin ๐Ÿ’žGuess How Much I Love You๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸงกThat’s When I’m Happyโค๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿฅฐ Mr Goat’s Valentine ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—The Day It Rained Hearts ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’– Six Dinner Sid ๐Ÿพ Jack and the Beanstalk The Three Billy Goats Gruff The Three Little Super Pigs ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท I’m Not Sleepy WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Diary of a Wombat Mr Pod and Mr Picallili The Littlest Owl ๐Ÿฆ‰ The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed ๐Ÿบ My Friend the Weather Monster ๐ŸŒค My Big Shouting Day!! Zog and the Flying Doctors Don’t Let The Aliens Get My Marvelous Mum The Very Busy Day Dino Juniors Wide Awake The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat The Hospital Dog Monkey Puzzle Loose Lace! Stick Man The Gruffalo

Tips for storytime

-Get comfortable.

-Turn off the TV and phone.

-It doesn’t have to be at bedtime!

-Let them choose the story.

-Speak to your child about the story, predict what will happen or recount the story if it’s familiar.

-Talk about the front and back cover.

-Explain what an author and illustrator is.

-Explain what the blurb is.

-Point out familiar words or the letters/letter pattern they are learning that week.

-Ask them what their favourite part of the book is and why.

-Tell them your favourite part.

-Predict what might happen next, after the story ends.

-Look at the pictures- name the animals, places, occupation of the characters, colours etc.

-Talk about the message in the book. Is it teaching about empathy, sharing etc.


-Get your older child(ren) to read to the younger ones!

-Let them write and illustrate their own book for younger siblings, cousins or neighbours.

If you are short of books or are looking for some new ones then subscribe, for free, to

u12 County league winners

Massive congratulations to our under 12 County League winners. We are very proud ofย Ronan, Shay, James and Eoghan who all played on Saturday in Ballynoe. They beat Sarsfields 5-10 to 3-6 after extra time.

Contact us!!

We miss the quick chat at the gate or the catch up in the yard with our parents and guardians. Instead you can now contact each teacher on their personal school email if you have any queries or problems.

Ms Joyce-

Ms O’Brien-

Ms Quigley-

Ms Power-

Mr Clancy-

Ms Nagle-

Ms Casey-

Ms Rice-

Ms Flynn-

Mr Mulcahy-

Back to school

We can’t wait to see you all on Monday. Things may look a little different than normal but we are very excited to see you all again.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to our 16 students who are receiving their First Holy Communion tomorrow. We hope you and your families have a wonderful day. We are very proud of you all here in Conna National School. We are looking forward to hearing all about it in a few weeks time!!


We had some famous friends wishing our 6th Class of 2020 the best on their graduation from Conna N.S. You can view them in the links below.

Christopher O’Sullivan

Jake Carter

Joe Schmidt

Kieran Kingston

Norma Sheehan

Nathan Carter