Learning At Home

We hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this time. As the weeks are rolling on we would like to offer you this corner of our website with some sites that may be of interest to you and your children. The internet has recently been flooded with fantastic educational sites – but too much choice can be quite overwhelming.

Our priority has always been the welfare of our school community. Ensuring that everyone is healthy and happy. The children will easily catch up with their education when we reunite. However, we know that even our youngest students thrive with structure and routine so we hope that these sites may be of benefit to you all.

Art, Cooking, History, Geography, Maths, Meditation, Gaeilge, Science…..everything is covered here.

Guided Relaxation

Guided Relaxation

Nice relaxation and meditation sessions for children

https://family.gonoodle.com/ Wacky dance moves and relaxing mindful moments


https://ie.ixl.com/ Most of our students have a sign in for ixl.

Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

The Maths Factor https://www.themathsfactor.com/ Carol Vorderman of Countdown fame has waived the fee for these daily challenges. Fun and engaging!

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for Primary age.

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/

The Reading Agency is offering downloadable toolkit. Children can learn how to run virtual book groups, sign up for the summer reading challenges and so much more. https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/

The publisher of Nosy Crow is offering free picture books of the day to see and read along to. Nosycrow.com

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Borrow Box https://www.borrowbox.com/ If you or your child/children or parent/s are a member of the local library, you can access an App or website called BorrowBox. It is free. Great for audio books and also, ebook. There is a children’s section.

Story Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Stories read by well-known celebrities.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

http://www.readingrockets.org http://www.onlineaudiostories.com http://www.storynory.com

Robó.ie http://robo.ie/ Interactive Irish lessons covering a wide range of themes. Suitable for the older classes.

Gaeilge https://www.seideansi.ie/

Learn languages for free. Web or app.
History / Science / Geography

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.
General Knowledge

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Music / Art/ Baking!

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

Classics For Kids https://www.classicsforkids.com/ A different composer every week. Worksheets and interactive music games – including getting to know the orchestra and composing your own masterpiece. Enjoy!

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The National Art Gallery https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour A virtual tour of the National Art Gallery of Ireland

The Louvre in Paris https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne A Virtual tour of the Louvre in Paris, France

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

All kinds of making.

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Crash Course Kids
For a younger audience

This is more for printouts and activities in every area of the curriculum.

Internet Safety https://www.webwise.i


Maths http://www.mathisfun.com http://www.coolmath4kids.com


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