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!!

https://www.bordbia.ie/recipes/pancake-recipes/basic-pancake-recipe/ Pancake Recipe

https://youtu.be/JPdpSAvmnHY Jamie Oliver American Style Pancakes

https://youtu.be/G6MH75lyvkM Why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday

Stories

https://youtu.be/GMMK0LX-nx4 If You Give A Pig A Pancake

https://youtu.be/MjKUEJBpA4s Pancakes, Pancakes!

https://youtu.be/Ka0_upuOWCA The Big Pancake

Valentines

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

https://youtu.be/JdKZepHMFWE Some information on St. Valentine

https://youtu.be/mLdfVgWJ_yk A Valentine’s Song

https://youtu.be/eeCvcMs-p0g Valentine’s Day Facts

https://youtu.be/b-XuzuXbfVo Valentine’s Jokes

https://youtu.be/whska4M2Egg More Jokes

https://youtu.be/AzUIKh7rP0o Valentine’s Science-sensory bottle

https://youtu.be/gjGS_tTi6RE Three easy science experiments

https://youtu.be/aQxn8qlHdk0 More Science

https://youtu.be/XxbXqVt-nNA Valentine’s PE

https://youtu.be/rCVDmiGu698 The Cupid Shuffle

ART CORNER

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

https://youtu.be/jRu9eZ0OA_o 1

https://youtu.be/55UjcRLb2v0 2

https://youtu.be/xiA1gZCv5cs 3

Valentines Day Cards February 9th

https://youtu.be/7rLVGvj2Q4A 1

https://youtu.be/3e54sHRl1_U 2

https://youtu.be/O-3_ffFV2nY 3

https://youtu.be/nZW-NSg3bKM 4

Spring Umbrella February 4th

https://youtu.be/NLClGL7Peo4 1

https://youtu.be/rIRuFl0LzN0 2

https://youtu.be/eGWNWtTC3XU 3

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/6sqmIHPsZn0 The Very Busy Spider ๐Ÿ•ท

https://youtu.be/POT7Zso30aY Gorilla Who Loves Vanilla

https://youtu.be/QqAhRK2w4y0 The Runaway Pancake ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅž

https://youtu.be/Wk5hVFWs5XQ Superworm

https://youtu.be/pQQdfqopN0A Rumpelstiltskin

https://youtu.be/zcYYn68Hx7w ๐Ÿ’žGuess How Much I Love You๐Ÿ’ž

https://youtu.be/HiY8t6j5NCM ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸงกThat’s When I’m Happyโค๐Ÿ’œ

https://youtu.be/utdZRYNzjO4 ๐Ÿฅฐ Mr Goat’s Valentine ๐Ÿฅฐ

https://youtu.be/M7OqNZwi40Y ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—The Day It Rained Hearts ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–

https://youtu.be/byOL1FOLMNA Six Dinner Sid ๐Ÿพ

https://youtu.be/Bf1fWwbTz3M Jack and the Beanstalk

https://youtu.be/y3ehW26-9MU The Three Billy Goats Gruff

https://youtu.be/kzcllnP0JkY The Three Little Super Pigs ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

https://youtu.be/g6ekOBjISKw I’m Not Sleepy

https://youtu.be/Bkat8iyWLOs WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

https://youtu.be/7d4WI6NxbTU Diary of a Wombat

https://youtu.be/0hoSHB_B1JQ Mr Pod and Mr Picallili

https://youtu.be/RIw7n8GBXSA The Littlest Owl ๐Ÿฆ‰

https://youtu.be/nII7hdM56QE The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed ๐Ÿบ

https://youtu.be/YpHNqSm_dt4 My Friend the Weather Monster ๐ŸŒค

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 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- 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