Enjoy choosing books that you might like and read as many as you wish during school summer holidays at your own pace. Summer Stars is all about Reading for Pleasure. That’s the message from Clare County Library as it announces that the annual Summer Reading Programme, Summer Stars, gets under way for children on June [...]
Karen Riordan has created this video which is aimed at parents and teachers working with children from home. Karen gives 4 tips on what you can do to help promote your child's independence and to have a go at words themselves. Many thanks to the Clare Education Centre for sharing this excellent resource. The video [...]
Dear parents, We have enjoyed the support of the Ennis Bookshop throughout the years. In Ennis we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful bookshop on our doorstep that supports the local community. During the school year the Ennis Bookshop provides suggested new reading materials for each of the classes and runs competitions for [...]
According to the PDST, just 6 minutes of reading a book reduces blood pressure, muscle tension and can reduce stress levels by as much as 60%.
Given that so many of us are now spending so much time in our homes, now is an excellent time to take some time to enjoy reading for pleasure. Today, at 12.00 could you take some time out to 'Drop Everything and Read' for 20 minutes. This simple idea is to promote the importance of [...]
Dear Parent/Guardian, I have created a Padlet of resources for your child over the last number of days. They include access to all the online educational companies sites and resources for each subject area. I have also put in additional worksheets for Irish, English and Mathematics in their relevant columns. You can access this Padlet through the [...]
Dear Parents, I hope you are keeping well and staying safe during these times. Please ensure the skill of cursive writing is being kept up to highest standard during these two weeks. Please see the following hand hygiene videos to do with your children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JYhm9oa-DM Please be aware during this time educational websites with fantastic [...]
We have been celebrating our wonderful grandparents this week. Each child interviewed their grandparent or an older person in their lives. Their findings were presented to the class. The children are currently gathering photos of their grandparents and drawing pictures to share with their classmates. Grandparents are the best!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a celebration of reading that puts the very best books directly into our pupils’ hands. Over 200 of the newest and best books from over sixty publishers are available to our pupils to help them develop a life-long love of reading. Our Book Fair will last about a week and [...]