St. Patrick's Primary School

St. Patrick's Primary School

AGHAGALLON

  

 A UK wide launch of an additional ‘lifeline’ to victims was launched in January  - a pharmacy ASK FOR ANI codeword scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pharmacies-launch-codeword-scheme-to-offer-lifeline-to-domestic-abuse-victims

 

The HSC Regional Integrated Support for Education NI (RISE NI) has launched a RISE NI website for Parents – giving access to information, useful leaflets, how to contact the team and how to access a parenting programme. 

https://view.pagetiger.com/RISENI/parents

 

The Public Health Agency NI continues to promote the Psychological First Aid Programme for use with pupils, parents or staff as needed.

https://www.hsclearning.com/course/view.php?id=1042

 

With just a week to go until Safer Internet Day on 9th February – this year the UK Safer Internet Safety team has come up with some ways for schools and other settings to celebrate remotely.

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/safer-internet-day-2021-ways-schools-and-other-settings-celebrate-remotely

 

  Children’s Mental Health Week

 You might already be aware, but  just to  highlight that next week (Monday 1st- 7th February 2021) marks Children’s Mental Health Week and this year, the theme is ‘EXPRESS YOURSELF’.

 

 Please click into the link below for some resources to help promote positive mental well-being among our young people at such a crucial time.

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/schools-and-youth-groups/

 

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   St Brigid's Day Celebration Event

Taking place Mon 1st Feb @ 11am.The Armagh Rhymers will be presenting the story of St Brigid through song, dance & craft by hosting a FREE virtual show as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs' St Brigid's Day celebration event. https://www.dfa.ie/livestream/belfaststbrigidsdaymakeyourowncross/

 Healthy Kidz

 FREE Healthy Kidz resources aimed to help all primary school children at this time

 Please see links below that contain Health and Wellbeing activities for each of the different primary age groups.

For app registration visit https://healthy-kidz.com/crush-60-minutes-every-day/

 

P1 https://tinyurl.com/P1Crush60

 

P2 https://tinyurl.com/P2Crush60

 

P3 https://tinyurl.com/P3Crush60

 

P4 https://tinyurl.com/P4Crush60

 

P5 https://tinyurl.com/P5Crush60 

 

P6 https://tinyurl.com/P6Crush60 

 

P7 https://tinyurl.com/P7Crush60

 

 

 Healthy Kidz

  Parents you are able to sign up directly on our website to receive the free Activity Pack, and Access to our App. This  will go some way to engaging pupils, and enhancing their Health and Wellbeing at this time. 

                                                            All will go live on Monday 18th January.

 Click on the link below for details

Parent Flyer.pdf

BBC NI  launches online educational materials

Learning resources for foundation and primary pupils in Northern Ireland will be available on BBC iPlayer by searching for Bitesize Northern Ireland.

Local learning content for all primary and secondary pupils in Northern Ireland can be found on BBC Learning NI.

Further online lessons for primary and secondary school pupils can be accessed at Bitesize Primary.

Click on the link below to access these details.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 Parents and Pupils please look into the information below to help with  Home Schooling during the lock-down.  Don't forget to visit our Wed Links page for lots of other useful websites.

BBC deliveries biggest Education offer in its history.  Please click on the link for full details.

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2020/bbc-launches-biggest-education-offer-ever

 Joe Wicks starts Monday 12th January at 9am.  20 minute sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the lockdown.

 Following recent Covid guidance, classroom windows must remain open. Our uniform policy will be flexible to allow you to dress children for comfort and warmth. Children should also be prepared to go outside for PE and Play.

 If you have difficulty accessing TEAMS, please use CHROME to log into the c2k home page. This should solve some of the issues.

    SOUNDLAB MUSICIANSHIP

Dear Parent/Guardian,

SoundLab Musicianship is an innovative fun space for young children aged 3-5 to be able to create and learn music through stories and games. It is specifically designed to help develop your child’s imagination, confidence, creativity and love for music through connected learning of all curricular areas. It is the first musical steppingstone for your child in learning an instrument.  

SoundLab Musicianship would love to invite your child to participate in an online 8-week programme of games, stories and fun through music.

Our first session will begin the week commencing 11th January 2021 and will run on a weekly basis for 8 weeks. Each 30 min session costs £5 per child and is jammed packed with fun and imaginative activities designed specifically for your child’s age group.  Each session will be recorded for you and your child to replay at any stage during the week. If you think this is something that you and your child would be interested in, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Chris via the contact details listed below.

 

Phone/ (WhatsApp/SMS):07856361755 Facebook: SoundLab Musicianship or Chris Greene Music I look forward to hearing from you. Chris Greene

IMPORTANT MESSGAE: Pease have a look at the updated version of the School Calendar/ Holidays

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We would like to inform you that we have launched Blue Peter on YouTube at CBBC and we were wondering if your pupils and parents would be interested in this.

 

Blue Peter is the longest running kids TV show in the world and we are uploading videos to it that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. We have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. We also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about our incredible presenters Adam, Lindsey, Mwaksy, Richie and Henry the Blue Peter dog.

 

If you think your pupils would be interested in this, please do send this out to your parents and ask them to subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/bluepeter - (it’s obviously completely free to subscribe!) and don’t forget to watch the live programme on CBBC at 5.30pm every week, or on BBC iPlayer.

 

Thanks so much for your time,

The Blue Peter Team!

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 Here is an example of homework completed by our Primary 6/7 class using 'Teams'.  'Teams' and 'See Saw' will be used throughout the school for some homework and blended learning by our students.