Kid's Corner

Reading

WE LOVE READING IN CONNA NS.

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

-Confidence

-Empathy

-Imaginagion

-Concentration

….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!

https://youtu.be/YpHNqSm_dt4 My Friend the Weather Monster

https://youtu.be/OQwL7RgzWbs My Big Shouting Day!!

https://youtu.be/UU1EAdBbpi4 Zog and the Flying Doctors

https://youtu.be/FAdxGGuTJr0 Don’t Let The Aliens Get My Marvelous Mum

https://youtu.be/7IJ4BakTB_Q The Very Busy Day

https://youtu.be/wkPcsYKzJ0U Dino Juniors Wide Awake

https://youtu.be/zhCN3FHU_Us The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble

https://youtu.be/lWZMD_0W8AA Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat

https://youtu.be/cyId8FzmMGI The Hospital Dog

https://youtu.be/O1DjZWk1m6Q Monkey Puzzle

https://youtu.be/icA9GAvjOoY Loose Lace!

https://youtu.be/pxFFU5i-c44 Stick Man

https://youtu.be/LjDW8Y4BYWM 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.

Bonus

-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 www.getepic.com

u12 County league winners

Massive congratulations to our under 12 County League winners. We are very proud of 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- mjoyce@connans.com

Ms O’Brien- aobrien@connans.com

Ms Quigley- equigley@connans.com

Ms Power- lpower@connans.com

Mr Clancy- rclancy@connans.com

Ms Nagle- cnagle@connans.com

Ms Casey- amcasey@connans.com

Ms Rice- vrice@connans.com

Ms Flynn- cflynn@connans.com

Mr Mulcahy- principal@connans.com

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!!

Graduation

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DFMFhmbGis

Jake Carter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLped0RTOyo

Joe Schmidt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppR6vqJ3Pqc

Kieran Kingston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bco2ItTrGOw

Norma Sheehan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVFqtPJ2H68

Nathan Carter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtF5F62OYiU

holidays!!!!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

We should all be skipping out of school today excited for the next 8 weeks!! Enjoy the summer everyone. Remember to read every day and play outside. Be kind to yourself and others. Help your parents a little, give them a little holiday too. Looking forward to seeing you all on August 31st

Graduation

Massive Congratulations to all our 6th class pupils and their families who had their graduation tonight. We had a fun Zoom party and a trip down memory lane. We wish you all every success in Secondary School and beyond. Never forget how proud we are of you all.

Be The Best That You Can Be.

Virtual Sports Week

The Summer 2020 Target Table is designed to engage children in collecting their own data and seeing if they can improve
(with practice!) over the summer of 2020, on dates of their choice. The children could choose what aspects of their own sporting ability they would like to improve or perhaps pick a variety of tasks from a proposed list to practice throughout the summer. Follow the link for more information.

https://pdst.ie/sites/default/files/Sample%20Summer%202020%20Target%20Table_0.pdf

Virtual Sports Week

Have you ever measured your reaction time? There’s an easy way to test reaction times using just a ruler.

Reaction time is the time taken for a person to respond to a stimulus. For example if you touch something very cold, there is a slight delay between you touching it and moving your hand away, because it takes time for the information to travel from your hand, to your brain where it is processed and then a response started. Follow the link below to find out how to test your reaction time.

https://www.science-sparks.com/test-your-reaction-time/