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.
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.
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!
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
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.
https://www.storylineonline.net/ Stories read by well-known celebrities.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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).
Robó.ie http://robo.ie/ Interactive Irish lessons covering a wide range of themes. Suitable for the older classes.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
History / Science / Geography
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Science awards you can complete from home.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html
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.
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