Many of the 5th and 6th class students may already be familiar with the Primary Planet magazine. It is a children’s monthly newspaper style glossy magazine. It contains 40 pages of fresh, topical and up to date features each month.
The online version is jam packed with news, sport, entertainment, activities and competitions to children in a language they understand and in a manner they can easily relate to. It also encourages children to read and write for a purpose, providing opportunities for them to contribute to the magazine and engage with our readers.
TAKE A LOOK....
Inspirational video messages from famous Irish faces released for 6th class students to mark the end of their school year Children’s writer, Sarah Webb has invited well known people to record short inspirational videos for 6th class students to mark the end of their school year. Writers, actors, sports people and scientists have all come on board to help the 6th class of 2020 graduate in style.
If you want to skip on:
Intro Sarah Webb 1.23 Sinéad Burke 3.47 Eoin Colfer 7.26 Zainab Boladale 8.58 John Boyne 11.13 Marita Conlon-McKenna 14.48 Don Conroy 17.05 Judi Curtin 18.38 Gordon D’Arcy 19.01 Patricia Forde 20.48 Shane Hegarty 22.42 Amy Huberman 24.53 Paul Howard 26.27 Dr Sindy Joyce 28.53 Rob Kearney 29.12 Mark Langtry 30.36 Dr Naomi Lavelle 33.15 Derek Landy 34.06 Sinead Moriarty 36.06 Oisín McGann 37.42 Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre 39.33 Áine Ní Ghlinn, Laureate na nÓg 41.29 Alan Nolan 43.40 Joanne O’Riordan 46.17 Dr Norah Patten 47.43 Onjali Q. Raúf 51.01 Dave Rudden 53.00 Deirdre Sullivan 54.39 Robin Stevens
Jamie Oliver has a few videos on YouTube with his son taking on the role of head chef. Easy recipes and fun for the family (except for the cleaning perhaps)
Take a look and try out some recipes - Why not send in a photo to Ms. Quigg for the Junior Masterchef Challenge?
If you are looking for more ideas check out his COOKING WITH KIDS PLAYLIST:
LEMON VOLCANOES - EASY TO DO
SLIME IN UNDER A MINUTE
MAGIC MILK EXPERIMENT
Explore the Renaissance in just five minutes with our friendly guide Cozimo as he wanders around the rooms of the National Gallery of Ireland, and discover the artists, styles and techniques associated with it!
Another take on the 'Bucket List' from Siobhan at Children's Therapy Centre. A great idea to write down and save all the activities, places you want to visit and people you want to visit. Once the restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so we can begin doing them.
You can follow her on Facebook or Instagram where she posts up lots of brilliant ideas to help you and your children during this tough time.
If you haven't heard of Niamh Shaw before, you definitely need to watch this and follow her online, watch her videos and listen to her stories. An engineer, a scientist, an artist and a performer. Her ultimate dream is to go to space! And one of passions is to bring everyone along with her on her journey through talks on radio, television. Just take a look for yourself.....BE CURIOUS! :)
Niamh also recommends those interested to follow @esa (European Space Agency). They have great activities you can do at home.
While on lockdown, discover a whole new world with our Explorer Pack - the latest in EPIC’s series of fun-filled history resources for children.
Full of engaging puzzles, quizzes and activities for children 8+ to enjoy, download our 12 page ‘History-at-home’ pack today!
Here’s what you’ll discover inside!
A message from Dublin EPIC Museum:
"We hope you enjoy our Explorers pack with your family. Remember you can share the fun you're having at home online, using the hashtag #EPICMuseum.
Education and Outreach Manager"
FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MORE NEWS FROM DUBLIN EPIC MUSEUM:
This website has designed a daily schedule of interesting topics to learn about, research and much more. They have broken it into class levels. Now, it is American so some topics may not be relevant but scroll through it and you definitely find a few activities that will interest your child.
Equivalent Grade/Class levels:
Pre-K = Junior Infants
Kindergarten = Senior Infants
Grade 1 = 1st Class
Grade 2 = 2nd Class....and so on..
Follow this link: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
A Sneaky Peek....
Junior Infants & Senior Infants
3rd Class - 5th Class
Have you tried it out yet? How many answers did you get right in his quiz?
Give it a go today. It is sure to put a big smile on your face and make you feel good!
Join him again live on Monday at 9am. Or try out some of his other videos over the weekend.
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This page has been created in response to the closure of schools.
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