Dear Parent/s, Guardian/s,
Here is a list of suggested websites which you may like to explore with your son:
Here are some ten minute exercise activities!
The Irish created Great Isolation Activity Book can be downloaded and printed out for free online. The book contains pages of fun and creative activities for children as well as useful lessons in SPHE and wellbeing.
This website gives access to 330+ free Collins Big Cat ebooks and a selection of worksheets to use alongside books at home.
This is a fun educational site that will get you thinking and learning about how your food goes from field to fork.
Tune in to Joe’s YouTube channel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning for a 30 minute fun workout. His older workouts from March 2020 are also available here.
This is the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied.
Students and teachers can access over 20,000 resources shared by Primary and Post-Primary teachers anytime, anywhere. Search materials by class/year group, subject, strand, and learning outcomes.
Each day for the next 30 days, your children can take a new challenge! View on your device or download and print out. Hints for how to use it are included.
“During this period when Primary Schools are closed and children are at home we will publish a series of daily learning activities and skill challenges to support parents and children in achieving their academic and physical activity needs. Each day a new learning activity and skill challenge will appear on this page.”
All students in the Republic of Ireland have open and free home access to World Book Online. World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.
“Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities. We feature great, educationally sound online resources. Topmarks is a safe environment for children because we only include trustworthy, reliable educational content.”
Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number, bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. Games are against the clock and develop number fact recall. Designed for 6-11 year olds.
Daily 10 is a primary maths resource which covers addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, place value, rounding, multiplication, division, doubles, halves and fractions. It has been designed primarily for use on an interactive whiteboard. The aim is to help teachers deliver 10 maths questions many which can be used for mental maths practise.
Will Sliney coaches drawing of marvel characters.
Don Conroy’s art page.
“On RTÉ Home School Hub, each of our bilingual teachers present three short class segments aimed at 1st and 2nd class, 3rd and 4th class and 5th and 6th class.”
“Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. ”
“Enjoy hundreds of maths games, logic puzzles and fun brain builders!”
“GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!”
Create stories, games and animations.
VocabularySpellingCity includes a wide variety of study tools for developing strong vocabulary skills and best practices for effective vocabulary word instruction. Please enter the code VSCFree90 when prompted to do so.
It’s now possible to join the library online & use BorrowBox straight away! Just go to the above link, complete the registration, set a PIN and you’ll be able to log in to Borrowbox with those details to download eBooks and audiobooks.
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognise your surroundings. Free to use.
This is split into 4 sections: Primary 3rd & 4th, Primary 5th & 6th, Junior Cycle, and Senior Cycle. Within each section, it is further broken down by curriculum strand, and then by chapter/section
Here you will find stories and activities as Gaeilge.
“Schooldays.ie provides information and support to parents & teachers throughout the school years, from pre-school through to the primary and secondary years.”
Irish website full of learning material.
Listen to some of David Walliams’ stories here.
“The Primary Planet is Ireland’s first children’s news magazine. News, sport, music, entertainment, and politics are some of the many topics featured in this exciting publication each month.”
“Epic! is an award-winning subscription service, which gives millions of families and classrooms instant, unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.”
“This is a list of services that have been made available for free for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is being continuously updated.”
“Dabbledoo Music makes music education more accessible, engaging and fun for students everywhere. Music is a way for young people to learn through a unique shared experience, to develop their creativity and self-esteem while building skills that will help them in their school lives and beyond.”
“Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years.”
Make a COVID-19 time capsule.
“Real astronauts reading stories…from inside the Space Station! See the International Space Station and watch real astronauts read children’s stories (with a space theme, obviously). Click on the blue banner at the top to hear a story or change a story.”
Computational thinking is about learning to solve problems, with or without a computer. These problem solving skills not only support the computing curriculum in primary school, but also play a part in other subjects, from maths to PE, and can even be applied in everyday life!
Personalised maths and spelling practice that students love.
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