There was great excitement in Room 5 last Friday, 27th November, as the girls waited in anticipation for the Late Late Toy Show. Friday was also a non-uniform day to raise funds for the St. Vincent de Paul charity.
To get into the Christmas spirit the girls made festive hats. Check out these pictures of the girls modelling their hats and also the Advent Wreaths which the girls made to kick off the Advent Season.
Belgrove Senior Girls’ School continues to support the SVP Giving Tree appeal this year. We are calling on you once again to contribute to this very worthy appeal. Although we will have our Giving Tree setup in the School Corridor to promote the SVP Virtual Toy appeal, unfortunately we will be unable to collect gifts through the school.
Please see below how to contribute to the SVP Virtual Christmas Food and Toy Appeal.
Thank you so much for thinking of SVP and the people we help at this time of year. So many things will be different for us all this Christmas but some things like presents under the tree and a festive dinner need to stay the same.
Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, we have had to make some changes this year. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept donations of physical toys and food, as we cannot guarantee we would be able to deliver them safely to families in time for Christmas.
But this year, more than ever, we still need your help to make sure that children and families have what they need to share in the magic of the season. We are asking people to support families by taking part in our Virtual Gift or Food Appeal.
Virtual Gift Appeal
To take part in our Virtual Gift Appeal, you can go to the SVP website and buy a voucher for someone that can be used in your local community. Just select who you would like to buy the voucher for and the area you’d like it to be used in.
We are partnering with the Irish company Me2You Gift Cards, who will be providing the vouchers that can be used across a wide range of retail outlets.
We had great fun in Room 5 this week; listening to spooky songs, learning foclóir and a dán about Óiche Shamhna, reading about how Halloween is celebrated in other parts of the world, engaging in different art activities and learning about the human skeleton.
Did you know that a human has 206 bones, that the largest bone in the body is in our leg, the femur, and that the smallest is our ear, the stirrup? Also calcium is really good for our bones and we should drink plenty of milk and eat foods such as cheese to make our bones heathy and strong.
Today there was great excitement. We all got dressed up and went on our annual Halloween Sponsored walk. What a great way to finish up our first term back in school!
I hope you enjoyed the weekend, it was nice to see the sunshine back. This is our second last wee in the school year!
This week’s plan of work includes 3 choice boards for you to choose work from; last week’s 1950s board, our Writing board and a new Maths Choice board. I have also included a school tour trip to the Seashore.
As always do whatever you can and if you have any problems or questions send me a message on Seesaw or an email.
Scoil na Mara means school by the sea. Checkout the Scoil na Mara activity on Seesaw to go on a virtual school tour to the Seaside shore. There are three separate tours. After each tour you might like to try some of the following activities.
Write 4 things that are the same as nowadays. 4 things that have changed and 2 things that surprised you. You could refer to monuments, buildings, fashion, hairstyles, transport Pick a historical event from the 1950’s that interests you and find out more.
Singing in the Rain was made in 1952. It is a great musical with lots of singing and dancing. You could: Watch it and do a film reviewWatch part of it and describe the clothes and dancingLearn a song from the movie
Interview an older family member or family friend who remembers Ireland in the 1950s. Ask them how was life different. Ask them 5-10 questions. Share what you find out on Seesaw.
PE & Dance
The dance style popular in the 1950s was ROCK AND ROLL. Have a look at this routine to Barber Ann on Just Dance. https://youtu.be/XfMZ8hcsVqYI would LOVE to see a video of you dancing! I have been doing this routine all weekend around my house!
We are coming towards the end of the school year. I must congratulate you and your parents on the marvelous work you are doing at home. Here is the plan of work for this week. Please focus on the Maths, Irish & English. I would ask you all to please do the PAWS (Primary Aquatic Water Safety) programme because I think it is really important to know how to stay safe around water this summer.
There are lots of other interesting activities for you if you wish to try them including lots about Life in the 1950s. Do what works for you and your family. I look forward to hearing from you all on Seesaw. Can everyone please post me some of your work during the week. Also if you have any pictures or photos from Activity and Sports week, which you haven’t already sent me, please do so as I will make a Class Sports blog for you.