Planning for Covid Learning: Beginning on Monday 11th January

1.Online Learning

What is it?

-A weekly plan of work will be provided for each class. Two Zoom sessions will take place for each mainstream class each week (see Zoom Timetable for more info). Further learning plans will be available for the children who are in receipt of additional support (Literacy, Numeracy, EAL, Speech and Language etc)

When are these plans/online learning available?

– Online learning will begin on Monday 11th January. Plans will be uploaded to the school website each weekend starting 10th January 2021.

– Zoom sessions will begin for classes the week of the 11th January (see timetable for day and time of your child’s Zoom sessions)

Where will I locate the plans?

-Visit  www.smltullow.ie and click on LEARNING PACKS FOR COVID 19 for all the weekly plans.

How do find the plan for my child?

-Find your child’s class and teacher under LEARNING PACKS FOR COVID 19. Click on the weekly plan that you wish to view. It will open in PDF format on your device.  Further Learning has been provided by our Special Education Teacher. Click on your child’s SET teacher and your child’s class to access additional learning activities.

What will my daughter need for online learning?

-Access to the weekly plan to know what activities she is doing daily, along with her school books/ resources and stationary to write with. She will need a device with a stable internet connection for Zoom sessions.

Why is the school doing this? What if I can’t do them with my daughter?

-Online learning activities are not to burden families with additional stress or pressure. Instead it is an opportunity for children to engage with their teacher and peers online whilst also continuing their learning journey. Only do what suits your family, their timetable and what is most suitable. If at any stage you are unable to do the work provided or need some more help please email the teacher for support (see contact details for staff below).

  1. Zoom Sessions

How will I know when the Zoom sessions are?

-Check the timetable below to see what day and time your daughters Zoom calls are with her teacher/SET teacher each week.

Zoom Timetable with SET times

Where do I get access to the Zoom session?

-A link to the meetings will be on page 1 of the weekly plan. Click the link on the plan to access the Zoom meeting. A password for all the meetings was sent to your email as part of a PDF document. Please check this before the Zoom session. You may be asked to enter a password pending the device you are using.

What will be going on during the Zoom call?

-Teachers will continue with the curriculum in the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Gaeilge). Topics that will be covered during a Zoom session will be highlighted in red in the weekly plan.

What will my child need for the Zoom calls?

-Your daughter will need access to a charged device that has a connection to the internet in a quiet space. She will need her school books and resources from school, writing materials and an area to write on. She will also need to be able to use the microphone on the device or have a headset.

What role do I have as a parent or guardian during a Zoom session?

-Good Online Netiquette: Please remind you daughter of good online ‘netiquette’. The following are the rules as described in our Schools Acceptable Usage Policy Appendix 1 pg 5. Please revise these with your child before she begins her Zoom session.

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Healthy Eating in November in SML

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Reading for fun and helping others in 6th

As the evenings get darker and Covid-19 makes all of our worlds a little bit smaller, we ask everyone to join us on a reading adventure. Whether it’s a trip to the Secret Garden or a voyage across the seas with Captain Hook, reading helps us to expand our horizons and escape from reality for a little while! 6th class are kicking off their reading journey this month by taking part in two reading programmes! The girls are reading to raise money for MS Ireland and also to boost their literacy skills in the Carlow County Library Reading Ninjas programme. We hope that you will all join us! Take a look at us with our first books! Watch this space to see how many we manage to read!