Learning at Home Ideas

March 15, 2020

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

I hope everybody is keeping well and taking care of one another. Please find below a list of activities that you may find useful along with the assigned work that was given by class teachers.

I look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future.

Many thanks,

Mr McGovern.

  • https://padlet.com/green_margaretm/544cgn0fzrg4 Online resources across a range of levels to support parents during the school closures
  • https://www.webwise.ie/ This is a great website (updated regularly) that provides teachers and parents with advice and free education resources that are relevant to young people accessing the internet in a safe manner. This may be particularly helpful in the coming weeks when pupils are indoors for extended periods of time
  • Daily schedule: Schedules such as this one might help to establish a routine for learning at home
  • https://www.seomraranga.com/ Great website that provides learning resources and activities for all class levels. Starting on Monday and for the next two weeks, Seomra Ranga will provide a free quiz for pupils staying at home to complete. There will be a daily prize of a 20 euro book voucher to be won
  • Twinkl: This website is offering parents a free subscription for one month using the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. Here you will find many activities and ideas for learning in all subjects
  • Help My Kid Learn: This website contains lots of suggested activities for different age categories, across various topics.
  • Rivet: Here you will find free leveled books for all abilities
  • Go Noodle: Dances, exercises, yoga and lots more.
  • Cúla4: Watch some popular cartoons and TV shows in Irish here. Games section also for revision of vocabulary and phrases.
  • Khan Academy: Maths practice – find activities geared at your child’s level and build from there.
  • Ask About Ireland: Provides resources and activities in S.E.S.E, Music, Art, English and other curricular areas.
  • Science Foundation Ireland: Sample Science activities
  • Topmarks: Great website for Maths and English activities
  • Art: YouTube channel that has very good art ideas/lessons for pupils to engage with
  • Scratch: Computer coding for children (more appropriate for pupils in senior end) Some 6th class pupils have experience with this from last year
  • Daily Stem: This page has brilliant ideas for simple STEM activities that can be carried out at home
  • The Edu Blogger: While this site is designed for teachers, there are some great ideas for parents trying to set up a new routine at home that involves school-type activities.
  • Duolingo: Use this app to revise and learn Irish or other languages.
  • DabbleDooMusic: Offering free access to parents for one month, this website helps to make the music curriculum engaging and fun for children. We currently use this music program within our school
  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg Alphablocks Phonics TV Programme on YouTube
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2HYM9VXz9k&app=desktop Jollyphonics

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