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.

Wellbeing

Guided Relaxation

Guided Relaxation

Nice relaxation and meditation sessions for children

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

Maths

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

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
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
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for Primary age.

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

Literacy

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/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
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
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.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
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

Gaeilge

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

Gaeilge                                                                                                                  https://www.seideansi.ie/

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

History / Science / Geography

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

General Knowledge

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes

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

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
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.
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

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
https://www.redtedart.com
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
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Coding

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
For a younger audience

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts and activities in every area of the curriculum.

Internet Safety  https://www.webwise.i

English 

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

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