St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

And so the Holiday Countdown begins...

And so the Holiday Countdown begins...

Good morning everyone!

I hope that you all had fun at the aquarium, exploring Áras an Uachtaráin and discovering the magic of Disney World!

It was really lovely to receive photos of you wearing your Virtual School Tour t-shirt creations. cool

Including today, we have just 12 days of home-schooling left! Can you believe it? And what an eventful year it has been! One that we will certainly never forget.

But the school year is not quite over yet. So here are some suggestions for the pupils of An Choill Bheag for the week ahead…

Morning Routine:

Let’s start every morning with a Good Morning Animal Workout!

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What did you think of Tina’s yoga video last week? It was definitely my favourite so far! Thanks again to Tina for all of the time and effort that she has put into her wonderful videos. I particularly loved the song last week and I reckon that the music lovers in An Choill Bheag more than likely loved it too!

So, here it is, as the Action Song of the Week – Every Little Cell in my Body is Happy.

Fine Motor Muscle Building:

This week we are going to focus on Scissors Skills development. Click here to access 10 Scissors Skills Ideas to try out at home.

Vestibular Input:

A healthy vestibular system is central to the integration of the other sensory systems.


Here are some new ideas that can help to promote the development of a healthy vestibular system.

Gross Motor Skills:

Please continue with one or two activities from the Stretch n Grow list each day.

Fun Experiments, Lámh Song and Arts & Crafts Activities

Rainbow Baking Soda Volcano Experiment


Rainbow Baking Soda Volcano Experiment

And, if you liked the Rainbow Baking Soda Experiment I think you will enjoy this Dancing Popcorn Experiment too! Such fun to watch!!

Lámh Song of the Week

This week’s Lámh song comes from the Lámh-a-Song 1 DVD and is called ‘Knock Knock’ – the links to learn the keyword signs and to listen to the song are attached at the bottom of this page.

Arts & Crafts Ideas

Why not try out some fork painting?


Did you ever think of using a flower as a paintbrush??? Look at the beautiful images that you can create with a flower and some paint!

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Flower Print Art

Or click below for some paper plate craft ideas. I love the paper plate sun!!


Paper Plate Crafts

Yummy Recipes

Here are some very colourful and utterly delicious recipes to try out this week…

Fruit & Vegetable Bug Snacks


Fruit & Vegetable Bug Snacks

Summer Themed Fruit Plate


(Just crush up some ginger nut or digestive biscuits to make the 'sand')

Animal Toast


Animal Toast

Evening Routine:

Finish off your day with some Calm Down Yoga poses.


Now it’s time to rest those eyes with some well-earned sleep!

And finally, do not forget to have a look at Ms. Keogh, Ms. Franey & Ms. Hannigan’s choice board activities for this week! It is action-packed full of lots of lovely Summer-themed ideas that I think the pupils of An Choill Bheag would really enjoy!

Have a fantastic week everyone!

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Ms. Casey

To learn the keyword Lámh signs for the song ‘Knock Knock’ please click here.

Click here for the ‘Knock Knock’ song. Don’t forget to sign along!

Jun 03
June Bank Holiday Closure
Jun 17
Active School Week
Jun 28
School closes for Summer Holidays
Jun 28
Half Day Closure for Summer Holidays
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