🎄Spreading Christmas Cheer 🎄

All the children of St. Joseph’s designed a stocking, bauble, present or Christmas jumper to display in Gorey Shopping Centre. Be sure to take a look!

A big thank you to the SET team and Alan for organising such a beautiful display.

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Schoolwork Monday 22nd – Friday 26th June

Hi everyone,

Can you believe it is our last week of schoolwork already! I have planned some fun activities for you to complete this week. On Monday you have two virtual tours you can explore. While on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I have set different challenges which you can try – you could pick just one or more it is up to you.

As always you can contact me by email at mskennystjosephsgorey@gmail.com

Well done to everyone who has worked so hard over the last number of weeks, you have been amazing and you should be so proud of yourselves. It has been a difficult time for everyone but hopefully it will soon be over and we will all be back learning and having fun together again.

I have really enjoyed teaching you all, you have been a great class!

I wish you all safe and happy summer!

Take care,




Virtual History Tour:

Tour 1: Explore Viking and Medieval Dublin https://www.dublinia.ie/online-learning/primary/

  • Explore the map of Dublin through the ages
  • Click the link on right hand corner of the screen to read the Dubhlinn Daily
  • Click on the link to watch some of the following videos:
  • Poddle Pool
  • Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Audeon’s Church
  • Wood Quay
  • City Walls
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Dublin Castle
  • Medieval Streetscape
  • Mary’s Abbey
  • Thomas’s Abbey

Tour 2: Áras an Uachtaráin https://president.ie/en/childrens-section

Take a virtual tour of some rooms in the Áras and click on the guides to learn

  • Who is the President?
  • What does the President do?
  • Where does the President live?


Challenge 1: Make a Treasure Hunt

  • Design a set of clues for a treasure hunt.
  • Choose treasure to find at the end of the hunt.
  • If possible, get a family member to solve your treasure hunt.

Challenge 2: Make an obstacle course

  • Create an obstacle course using different objects and toys in your house.
  • Get everyone moving through the course.
  • Be creative – the course does not have to be for humans.

Challenge 3: Guess who?

Write clues for a

  • Person
  • Place
  • Object

Can anyone at home guess them?

Challenge 4: My Dream Team

Create your Dream Team using the template below (click on the template for a clearer view)

Challenge 5: Comic Strip

Create a comic strip using the template below (click on the template for a clearer view)



Challenge 1: Make a treat for your family


  • Create a piece of art
  • Design a game
  • Bake something
  • Draw a family portrait

Challenge 2: Build a Fort/Base

  • Think about what you could use to make it. With permission perhaps you could use cushions and blankets.

Challenge 3: Create a game outside

  • Think about what you might use.
  • Give clear instructions on how to play the game.

Challenge 4: Design a bedroom

Use the template below to design your dream bedroom (click on the template for a clearer view)

Challenge 5:

Plan a Trip of a Lifetime using the template below (click on the template for a clearer view)




Challenge 1: Play a board game / Game of  ‘Would you rather’

  • Make up your own game or play one that you already have.
  • Or play a game of ‘Would you rather’ using the template below

Challenge 2: Create a Time Capsule

Things you might include in your time capsule:

  • A photo
  • A newspaper article from today
  • A drawing
  • A letter or note
  • Or use the template below

Challenge 3: Colour Search

Using the template below, try to find things in your house that are the following colours (click on the template for a clearer view)

Challenge 4: Create a paper airplane

Follow the instructions below to create a paper airplane (click on the template for a clearer view)

Challenge 5: Phone a friend / family member

Ring a friend or family member and complete the questionnaire below (click on the template for a clearer view)