Hello to everyone
I am thinking about all of you and the fact that I haven’t seen you in such a long time. I am hoping you are all keeping safe and doing your best to be good and keep busy at home.
Soon it will be our summer holidays and they won’t feel like other holidays you have had. Hopefully as time goes on you will be able to do some of the things you have missed and enjoyed before just remember to be safe and listen to your adults who are looking out for you.
I look forward to when when we will all be back at school again and are able to get back into a good routine and catch up. I want to say a very ‘Special’ good bye to some of the boys and girls who will not be back. This is an incredibly hard time for you but I want you to know that I think you are all incredible young people who have in Killard learned more about yourselves and how to be as ready as you can be for the next part of your journey. I wish you all the best and I will always be here if you need to pop by. Remember to be honest, believe everyday that you can do it and when you need it that it is alright to ask for help
This is a message to all the boys in Killard from me to all of you, those I will see again and thos3 I may not. I have enjoyed and been lucky to spend time with you so stay safe and be good
Take care from Mrs Swift
From me to ‘ALL’ of you
Hello to all from the Space Place.
It is Mrs Swift here. I just wanted to reach out to everyone this week as it is Mental Health Awareness Week and I know this is a very strange and difficult time for all. Here in Killard we are doing our best to stay in touch with pupils and their families in lots of different ways. We always say we are a 'Killard House Family' but at this time we feel very separated from all our pupils and we are hoping that you are all managing at home with all the extra pressures there are with everyone staying at home to stay safe.
The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is 'kindness' which is something we could all do with a little of. So we all need to take time to be kind to ourselves and to be kind to each other.
With all the changes there have been with no school for all, no work for some, learning at home instead of school and not being allowed to go out when we want to see our family and friends there has been a lot to adapt to. Changes can bring stress and anxiety some of which are seen and some of which are hidden so we all need to take the time to listen, learn, think, adapt, breath, step back 'BE KIND.'
I Killard one of our Golden Rules is to be 'Kind and Helpful' so the boys and girls should be very good at this and have lots of ideas. Please fell free to check out my attached information, links and tips on ways to be kind to yourself and to others.
Here are some ideas for you to work on together. Remember 'Be Kind.'
Check out these ideas
Mental Health Awareness Week for Primary Foundation, KS1 and 2.
Adult Top Tips for Mental Health Awareness Week
Mrs Swift from her 'Safe' place not the 'Space Place' hoping you are all safe and well!!
Signs of Spring
Hello again to everyone.
I was out doing my daily exercise with my dog who was busy chasing squirrels 🐿 today.
When I was out and about I noticed lots of signs of Spring.
I was was thinking that lots of you are maybe looking at Spring with your teachers so I took some photographs and I am going to try to share them with you. You could talk about them with your Mum and Dad. Maybe you could try to find out what some of them are by looking up other pictures on the internet. You might just want to find your own space and take sometime to try to draw one of them. I will look forward to seeing them whenever I am able to. You could check out your garden if you have one to see if you have any of these signs of Spring or different ones. You could take your own photographs. Whatever you do make sure to have some fun but most of all please stay safe.
Hope you enjoy them and see if you can spot my dog 🐶
Week 5 in the space place
It has gone good. We went to assembly about internet safety with the PSNI. I did my European Flags. TUESDAY: It snowed! I went out to play in the snow, and made a trace and some sponsers. Then I went to clubs, it was in the computer room. I wasn’t in on Wednesday. THURSDAY: I started Victorian timeline and finished it in the same day! From 1819- When Victoria was born. Until 1901 – When she died. FRIDAY: I went to the B n’ B sale. I bought a Toy Saxophone, A fidget spinner, a toy car, 2 DVDS, 2 XBOX 360 Games, In one case, a candle holder, a burger jigsaw puzzle, and a beady build. We went to soft play with Dawson and Finn. Have a good half term!
Want to see Week 1, 2 and 3?
Week 3 in the Space Place It has gone pretty well. We had a rocky start, but it got better very quick. I got onto the recognition board for “Not losing it”. I learnt about the Victorians, and I have done spellings, A-Z in the English dictionary. My favourite word I done is Microwave. I also learnt about the time, 15 minutes is ¼ of an hour, both the Analogue clock and the 24hr clock, I was awarded with a LEGO helicopter, and a certificate. We learnt about the saxophone. I also printed and laminated a short and funny poster about Guinness and how Guinness is good for you. And it is true, because Guinness has iron in it which gives you strength. Some doctors recommend half a pint a day. (this is only recommended for adults, so sorry kids!) Now anyway, we also read The Great Chicken Mystery. I struggled with a couple of words, it’s like a dr. suess book. Because of the amount of rhymes. Also at the time of making this, we are leaving the EU 11 o’ clock tonight. We are celebrating with British foods. See you on the 4th week. Did you wish to check out our other weeks? Well your wish is still true because they have surprisingly not taken it down. Check out week 1 and 2: Killardhouse.org/space-place
Noah came to the Space Place to spend time with Lion and Koala. Koala was a very special gift sent to the Space Place from Miss Graham all the way from Australia!
WEEK 2 IN THE
Well, we have had a decent week. A lot of hard work,
We had shared education with Donaghadee primary school. We did a lot
of activities. I went to soft play with Sam Magill. He commented:
“2 Sams in their natural habitat.” We also went on a trip to
Rockport School. It’s lovely, and they have a beach near it.
I also got featured on Waves FM. It’s nice to gain some popularity on the
Internet. And I was the FIRST! Person to gain the “Spot-on” Certificate.
We’re also hosting Sam’s Fact of the week. We’re starting off with
“Peanuts aren’t technically nuts.” I also made a LEGO guy, with
3 American states combined into 1. Florida (Beach uniform)
Kentucky (Chicken Leg) and Texas. (Cowboy hat)
That’s the second week, see you all on the third!