Show and Tell, Friday April 22nd

April 19, 2016 § Leave a comment

Hi Everyone,

I hope that your holiday was restful and that your second term is off to a flying start. The next activity will be this Friday April 22nd, it’s a show and tell day.

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I have heard that a few of the children have already been preparing short dramatic / musical performances. There will be a keyboard set up if anyone needs it. The aim is to give each child an opportunity to experience speaking or performing in public, in a safe, friendly environment. Should be fun!

God bless, Christina

Activity for Friday 4th December – Las Posadas

November 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Hi everyone.

This Friday will be the last activity day at the hall for this year.  Please bring a festive dish to share and don’t forget your rosary beads! For our last activity of 2015, this Friday we are continuing the noble tradition of Las Posadas.  Thérèse has also organised for a piñata and as she writes below, we’re asking for your help to prepare for this wonderful celebration.


Pinata

A Joyful Finale for 2015!

Hello all!
This coming Friday homeschooling gathering is our end-of-year Mexican Posada. I was thinking that perhaps the children might like to make Mexican papel picado ahead of the day, and bring them along so we can string them up for extra decoration.

Papel picado is simply coloured paper folded over with little shapes cut out of it, just like paper snowflakes. They´re always at Mexican parties, so they might help to brighten the hall a little.
God bless and see you there!
Thérèse

 

 

Thank you

As we reach the end of another year, may I just thank everyone who has helped along the way to make a success of our special group.  Another big ‘thanks’ goes to all the mums who have gone out of their way to run or organise an activity and share their talents.  Finally thankyou to all the lovely families who have attended our group, especially those who have travelled from far and wide to join us.

God Bless, see you next year.

Christina

Introduction to Gregorian Chant, Friday 4 September

September 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to Pat for visiting our group last fortnight, and Stephanie for organising the day.

This Friday, Sam will be running an introductory lesson in singing Gregorian Chant. To participate, children need to be able to read (words) confidently (e.g. be able to sing following the words on a hymn sheet at mass) and be prepared to sound out some Latin. No previous musical training required and any interested parents are welcome to join. Kelly has a little song and activity organised for the little ones.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

God Bless,

Christina

Activity for Friday 2nd May is BYO Game (Advance Notice: “Morning Melodies”!)

April 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hi everyone.

I hope your Easter was joyful, abundant and prayerful.

For our last activity of Term I we focused on two noble traditions, to great effect: Our Stations of the Cross were quite moving I thought and the St Brigid’s Crosses were beautiful, so well done everybody!

Next Friday, that’s Friday 2nd May, please BYO game. You’ll probably have to teach others how to play your game and we look forward to learning more about you by the way you share what excites you with others!

Highly addictive maths strategy game

Take turns at this highly addictive maths strategy game

This game grows on you. Teaching someone how to play chess is very rewarding

This game grows on you. Teaching someone how to play chess is very rewarding

snakes-ladders

Do you know where snakes and ladders comes from?

We’ll emphasise inclusion, cooperation and sharing – learning by teaching and learning from others through play. I think it will be very engaging.
I hope you can make it

Christina


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Morning Melodies!

For our activity day on Friday 16th May, we are planning to have a concert. All children who sing or play an instrument are invited to perform, whether solo or in small ensembles/groups/families. Parents are welcome to perform with their children. It will be a relaxed musical gathering and an opportunity for those performing to get their music out of the practice room to air and share with friends. Because music isn’t made just to be practised ☺

Performers may also like to briefly share a bit of information with the audience about their piece(s) and/or instrument, such as: Who composed your piece? What are they famous for? When and where did they live? What style of music did they compose? Does your piece tell a story, and if so, what about? What family of instruments does your instrument belong to? What is your instrument made of? How is the sound produced on your instrument?

To help keep track of time and ensure we have all the necessary equipment on hand, could performers/parents of please shoot Sam a quick email (samanthagforster@gmail.com) to indicate that they would like to perform and give a rough estimate of how long their piece(s) would go for. A keyboard and a music stand will be available on the day.

– Samantha

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