Drawourheroes flyer

Attached is a flyer about an art competition that we would like every
student in Ireland to take part in. It is to honour someone that they
think has done something important or kind during this ti

Work continuation


Dear Parents, Guardians and Pupils, 


I hope you are all keeping well and that you are doing your best as is necessary with 2 metre social distancing  advice and rule and looking out for each other safely.

I also hope you are continuing to do some some work, eating healthily and getting out in the fresh air daily for exercise. Where that isn't possible, please try to maintain some exercise indoors.

Try if you can, doing approximately a  minimum of 3-4 hours schoolwork daily Monday to Friday. This should be maintained as much as possible, (but take your Easter holidays as expected). You can still do subjects like you would have in your classes using the timetable in diaries as a guide or your parent's judgement. Work with them and follow their guidance as always. I certainly do not want to add to worry or stress levels for any pupil or parent.

This is a strange and difficult time for everyone and it's hard to know what exactly we all should be doing. We must follow the professional advice of HSE & Government officials as this is in all of our interest and safety. 

I am placing some online links for those who can, to maintain some form of normality in learning and education. Some websites and educational suppliers are offering free subscriptions to parents and teachers. Quality varies, but, any are better than none. 

We use many of these ourselves in school in addition to the books and copies we have. The links for these will be available on the bottom of this notice. Copy, paste and go to the sites and for those you might need to register for (temporary free access until told otherwise) please do, it won't take long. 


The time you should be spending on subjects in any order ( but best stick to your timetables if possible) are as follows: 

English daily: 60 minutes include a spelling, reading and writing task.

Maths: Daily 74 minutes Weekly: 4 hours 10

Gaeilge: Gach lá 42 nóiméad : Litriú, leitheoireacht (léamh) agus Scríbhneoireacht (scríobh)

SESE: History, Geography, Science: Weekly 3 hours but daily if you wish = 36 minutes

Arts Education: Visual Arts, Music, Drama: 3 hours weekly: =daily 36 minutes 

Religion: 30 minutes daily 

Handwriting practice 15 minutes daily where possible.


Take regular breaks and move around, have lunch etc. 

The following  links below this message on the next section are shared lists that are recommended for continuing learning from home

Wishing you all well, happy learning  and continued good health!


Best wishes, 


Mr Mark Loftus. Principal. 


Home school links suggested websites

Updated: April29th 2020

 Parents& Pupils please note, you may already be aware that TG4 & RTE television host a 'home -school hub' Please see the following link which is a picture format from my collegaues in IPPN (Irish Primary Principal's Network) for the appropriate class of your son if you wish to be ready to watch or record and watch later these items for the coming week. 20/04/2020-24/04/2020

For TG4 Gaeilge


 For RTE




Notes: Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. This code will only work for new memberships. If you are an existing member with a Core or Extra membership, please get in touch and we will upgrade you to Ultimate right away.

 Primary Planet Magazine now online April edition will be live online from April 1st. Regardless of subscription and school order quantity. 



English As an Additional Language activities http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/


Our World Irish Aid have launched an online platform with some useful and intersting lessons that are worth checking out. 




Any of the CJ Fallon books are available online for pupils & teachers:

 As of today, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, teachers, parents and pupils can access the online versions of all CJ Fallon books for free. Simply click here and filter to your required title.

If you would prefer to access these directly, visit http://my.cjfallon.ie, click 'Student Resources', then filter to the title you require, making sure 'Online Book' is selected under 'Resources'.

Kind regards, and stay safe.
CJ Fallon

For Folens materials:

To lend a helping hand to schools and parents over the coming weeks we are giving access to all our digital resources on FolensOnline.ie.  

Parents and teachers can follow the steps below to get access:

  1. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password
  4. For Roll Number use the code:  Prim20

 NOTE for Teachers:  if you already have an account on FolensOnline but want to access all our resources simply create a new account with a different email address.

ary subjects: https://www.scoilnet.ie/

 EDCO materials are available at 


 A colleague in Parteen N.S. through the IPPN network sent me on the following also that is worth looking at;


 Other resources and materials below:





(Please Note: Username: primaryedcobooks  Password: edco2020 

Woodlands junior although UK based  have great resources and games for use on tablets, laptops and phones.

See the following:



If you or your child/children or parent/s are a member of the local library, you can access an App or website called BorrowBox. It is free. I use it for audio books and also, ebook. There is a children's section. 


Notes: To register, you need your library card which has your membership number on the back.

This site covers phonics, dolch, Jolly Phonics including tricky word lists and practice reading sentences following the Spellbound order of words and more.


Loads of games to practice Multiplication.




Day to day projects (USA based) for children Infants to Sixth Class. 


For Geography & history


SPHE  https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/sphe/

PE   https://www.gonoodle.com/

Art: http://www.iamanartist.ie





Art Music & Drama +some PE material on : http://www.skoolbox.ie/

Every School Day Counts Parents

Every School day Counts Launched

Congratulations to the team of Mini 7's Football who won the Area 7 district and are through next County stage. They have victories over Meelickmore/ Gortskehy, Aghamore, Bekan and Ballindine. Comhgharideas leo!


We bowed out gracefully of mini 7's 1/4 final against Ballinrobe Boys, Friday 11th October @ 12:30 COE, Bekan.  with a final score of Claremorris BNS 8-03 to Ballinrobe NS 9-02

Mini 7's Football area 7 winners

Shield Presentation Division 1 B County Champions 2019

Claremorris BNS 2019 Division 1 B County Champions

Special Olympics 2019 Abu Dhabi

The school supported Our Irish Special Olympics Athletes who travel to Abu Dhabi from March 14th to 21st 2019. Some funds were raised for this worthy cause and will be passed on once all are collected.

Please see www.specialolympics.ie for updates on how the team are doing and show your support.