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Múinteoir Emma 22.06.20

19th June 2020

Dear Sixth Class,

It’s hard to believe we have come to the end of Sixth Class 2020. It is certainly going to be an unforgettable year, but for reasons we never imagined!

Although it’s been challenging not living our normal lives for the last few months, I still have great memories of our time together in school. Some of my favourite (and proudest) moments included our school play; everyone did such an amazing job taking part and helping out with the production. I was so very proud that we had put on such a good and enjoyable play for everyone. The Science Blast experience was great too; we learned some very interesting (and gross) things about our classroom! I felt honoured to bring my class and our project to the RDS for the day. I can only imagine the fun we would have had if we had gone on school tours and class trips had the school not closed.

I really enjoyed teaching you all; our quizzes, games and dances, our variety of funny movement breaks, there were so many great personalities in our class! I was so proud to have members of Student Council, school newspaper, quiz team, soccer team and talent show entries in my class, as well as the many other hardworking and colourful individuals that brought something special to our classroom.

I really hope you enjoyed your 6th class experience and can take some happy memories away from your time at Naas CNS. This, of course, isn’t the ending we had originally envisioned for the year, but we plan to mark your graduation and make it just as special when we are able to.

I wish you all a wonderful first year in secondary school. It is normal to feel a little nervous ahead of a change, but it is an exciting time too- in Secondary School you get to take much more ownership over your own learning and make lots of new friends, as well as keeping old ones, of course! You have countless school trips, school tours and fun experiences ahead of you.

Finally, don’t be a stranger! Please come back to visit; past pupils are always welcome and I love to see familiar faces at my door!

Have a lovely summer,

I will miss you all,

Best wishes,

Múinteoir Emma

For your final week, the Active Schools committee have prepared a range of diverse and fun activities for you to try out, with lots of traditional sports day games. Take a look at the activities attached and try your best to complete as many as you can each day. Good luck!

I have also included some optional end of year activities such as word searches or mindful colouring pages in case anyone would like to do them.

If anyone has yet to complete their virtual yearbook please have them finished by this Wednesday, as we hope to publish the class book by the end of the week. Anyone who would still like to contribute to the graduation art or graduation poetry competition please send them on by Friday. If you need any more information on these activities, you will find a record of all our homework and attachments to date up on our school website (www.naascns.ie).

Finally, I would like to wish Sarah a very happy birthday for next week and Kacper who has his birthday in August!

All the best,

  1. Emma







See if you can recognise any familiar faces in this clip!





Start the day with some morning yoga.


Daily Mile

Can you run/walk a mile today?

Running Activity

Rock Paper Scissors

Play with someone at home standing one metre apart and facing each other. Mark out two safe areas for each person. Each pair begins by performing a rock-paper-scissors routine. A rock is a closed fist, paper is a flat hand, and scissors are the index and middle fingers in a cutting position. Paper always covers rock, rock beats scissors, and scissors cut paper. To determine a winner, count to three and form a rock, paper or scissors. The winning person chases their partner toward their safety line, attempting to tag them before they are safe. Line up again and repeat the activity.

Write an Active Acrostic Poem

Use the template attached to write an active school acrostic poem.

Motivational Sports Clip

Today’s clip is about Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic bronze medal.






Start the day with some morning yoga.




Get out and explore your neighbourhood on your bike/ scooter/ roller skates (don’t forget your helmet/safety gear!), or alternatively walk. How many kilometres can you walk today?

Traditional Sports Day Games

There are lots of games, races and traditions attached to school sports day. Games such as the egg and spoon race, the sack-race and the 3-legged race are all well-known sports day games. Let’s revisit them in a virtual setting:


Activity 1- Egg and spoon/ Spud and spoon race

Each person gets a spoon and an egg (hardboiled or plastic). Each person must carry their egg on their spoon from the starting line to a turnaround point and back again. If the egg is dropped, you must stop and retrieve it. You could make a relay at home.

Activity 2- Sack Race

Put both legs into a sack (shopping bag/ bin bag) and hop around a cone, or some marked point, and back. You could race other family members or make a relay.




Motivational Poster

Can you make a poster with a motivational sports quote? Share what you come up with.


Mindful Sports Colouring

There are some sports colouring pages attached in this week’s PDF.

Motivational Sports Clip

Today’s video is all about success in sport.









Start the day with some morning yoga.




Flash Mob

Like we would in the school yard, get your siblings and family involved.





If you don’t have Twister get creative and make your own. Use chalk/ paper plates and colour them in to bring everyone’s favourite physical board game to the outdoors! Twister game spinning app is available to download.

Design a new sport

Can you design a sport that combines two sports together? Use the template to help you.



Motivational Sports Clip

Today’s clip is about Sydney McLaughlin- a 16 year old preparing for the next Olympics.








Start the day with some morning yoga.



Daily Mile

Can you run/walk a mile today?


Obstacle Course

Can you set up and run your own obstacle course? Use any equipment available- household or otherwise. Do the obstacle course, time yourself and see if you can beat your time. See some pictures attached in this week’s PDF. If you have no garden, create a small course inside. Be resourceful with everything you have at home.



Video Game Running Game

Why not try this running game with someone at home? Someone is “on” and shouts out a command as follows:


REWIND– Run backwards!

PAUSE– Stop!

RECORD– Pull a silly face!

SLOW MOTION– Walk at a slow speed!



Motivational Sports Clip

Find your strong!






Start the day with some morning yoga.




Get out and explore your neighbourhood on your bike/ scooter/ roller skates (don’t forget your helmet/safety gear!), or alternatively walk. How many kilometres can you walk today?



Kicking Activity 1- Through the Gate

In pairs, with one ball per pair (get creative if you have no ball- rolled up socks are good!)- each person stands on the spot facing their partner. Set up a “gate” between each pair using two cones (or tins of beans, cereal boxes- anything will do). Person A attempts to kick the ball to Person B through the gate. One point is awarded for each pupil that successfully kicks the ball through the gate. Single pupils could play the game against a wall. Increase the distance to increase the difficulty. Add some targets.

Kicking Activity 2- Kick to Score

Draw or stick target areas at various heights on a wall. Points should be placed in the centre of each target from one to five. The aim is to hit the targets on the wall to achieve a score. Who is the best in your house? Pupils could try to score a penalty against Mom, Dad or a big brother or sister.

Motivational Sports Clip

Motivational Quotes from our favourite Disney Movies.


Sports Day Playlist





End of the School Year Mindfulness Coloring Sheets



Week 2 PDF – Obstacle Course Ideas