In addition to endeavouring to support individual students at this time NEPS has published a range of resources for parents and children and young people during COVID 19 available here: https://www.education.ie/covid19/wellbeing/
All pupils to practise social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach – Department of Education 13.03.2020
Summer Activities for Pupils along with a summary of Home Learning from March to June 2020.
Some Activities For The Summer
GAA Cúl Camps on TG4: GAA Cúl Camps are in demand every year and more than ever this year. That is why the news that TG4 will be broadcasting a daily session which can be found on the TG4 website. It can be watched live Monday to Friday at 10.25 to 11.00am and repeated at 5.15pm from June 29th to July 17th on TG4.
Arts: Keep an idea on Cruinniú na nÓg as they will be putting up a series of free arts events and workshops on their website throughout the summer.
Tiny Owl Videos- The picture book publisher is offering 97 readings and how-to videos by its authors and illustrators on their YouTube channel.
Summer Read Along- The Roald Dahl Story Company is bringing cherished children's book, James and the Giant Peach, to life with Taika Waititi and special guests in support of Partners In Health. Watch here.
Reading Agency- The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading 'dip'. Explore here.
Pirate Challenge- Justin Somper, author of the Vampirates series has created creative pirate challenges for children for the summer. Make your way through them at https://www.vampirates.co.uk/videos/
Home Learning: We have developed an initial list of home learning activities which we have emailed to all families and teachers will follow up with specific learning for each class level when they return to work on 18th March.
We are very aware that parents may also be expected to work from home for this period and may find the experience of working and keeping their children engaged at the same time challenging.
Our school expectation: Please be assured the learning activities are intended to be a support for parents at this time rather than an extra task they must complete with their children.
Choice of Learning Activities during school closure See also drop down tab at top of this page for specific work for each class level
Every day children should do some Mathletics, read for at least 20mins, exercise for 20 mins, and use Duolingo for Irish. Below are some suggestions, emailed to families directly in a chart format. Most of the activities are suitable for all children at their own level. Make lego construction Write a book review Create a game/make a board game
Go for a walk Bake / cook the dinner Do some mindful drawing and colour it in.
Skip for 10 minutes Play a board game Dance to your favourite song
Tidy your room Make a project on a country of your choice or something you are passionate about Make a magazine / comic strip/ newspaper
Play a card game Play basketball – get 10 baskets in a row/ practice your favourite sport Make an obstacle course
Make a cardboard box town Look up and do a science experiment on kidsspot.com/sciencefun.org. Weed your garden
Build a den Bring your dog for a walk or your Teddy Bear Create a map of your area
Play/ make a musical instrument Upcycle old clothes to make new clothes Create a treasure hunt
Create a piece of art Listen to classical music and respond in any art form Help out with chores