The Department of Education (DE) has proposed a scheme whereby all current year 6 children and their parents may access online learning programmes in Literacy and Maths. We have registered all the current Primary Six children where needed. Details of the two programmes recommended by DE are contained in the documents below. Please note that participation in these programmes is purely voluntary and is not a compulsory part of education for your child going into Primary Seven in September. We are making the information available if children and parents wish to avail of this free scheme.
I have rearranged our web page for the summer. You don't need to continue with the curriculum work over your holidays, but all the links will still be there if you want to do something.
For the holidays we are setting a reading challenge. The details are below. Certificates will be handed out for the points you receive in July and August when you come back to school for the new year. Happy reading!
We have received recent guidance from the ETI (Education and Training Inspectorate) regarding learning at home during the school closure. (PDF document below) You will see that some of these websites mentioned are already on the list given out for your class and there are some others for you to explore. The ETI state that “It is also very important that there is a balance between online learning, written and practical activities, outdoor learning and free time.” The teacher guidance given for your child includes written and practical activities as well as outdoor learning and free time. Many of these activities particularly lend themselves to the home environment, taking the pressure off parents who feel they need to recreate a mini classroom at home – you will be relieved to know, you don’t!