Primary School Resources
Some helpful links for doing school work from home!
Literacy / numeracy:
Irish education publishers The major publishers of schoolbooks - including Edco (edco.ie), Gill Education (gillexplore.ie) and CJ Fallon (cjfallon.ie) - are making their online education resources for primary and secondary students available free of charge, including ebooks, podcasts, games and puzzles.
Twinkl.ie Created by teachers, ideal for home education, it has lots of appealing games, stories, worksheets, etc. It is offering a free month’s subscription (enter offer code: IRLTWINKLHELPS) 'School on TV' RTÉ is planning to broadcast an hour of "school on TV" to support children and their parents at home from March 30th between 11am and 12pm, aimed at first to sixth class pupils. It will be availble on catch-up on RTE Player, while worksheets will be available at on RTE.ie/learn
Nonprofit site that provides free video tutorials in maths and reading
IXL.com Subscription-based learning experience that provides curriculum-aligned maths and English content from junior infants up to sixth year
Storyberries.com This is a free, online collection of easy-to-read and beautifully illiustrated stories, comics and poems for kids. You can select stories by theme
handwritingpractice.net Whatever happened to the art of handwriting? This site lets you create custom handwriting practice worksheets.
Cúla4 (cula4.com) This free Irish app from TG4 is aimed at two groups: Cúla4 na nÓg is aimed at under-sixes, while Cúla4 is aimed at older children. As well as TV shows, there are games and creativity sections.
Selection of primary resources Ciara Reilly is a former primary teacher and now a lecturer in education with expertise in ICT and digital education at Marino Institute of Education. She has compiled an outstanding bank of resources at padlet.com/ciarareillymarino/primarydistancelearning, including Irish resources.
Go Noodle (gonoodle.com) Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts and used widely by teachers who say it is a great opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds and be their best.
Super Troopers (supertroopers.ie) Super Troopers offers a health homework programme that encourages children and their families to live happier and more active lifestyles.
Stem (science, tech, engineering and maths):
Scratch (scratch.mit.edu) Learn to program interactive games, stories and animations
Maths, Gaeilge and reading lessons Teacher Michael O’Connor is posting daily Maths, Gaeilge and reading lessons on YouTube for the kids in his class, which might be useful to other 4th, 5th and 6th class kids and their parents: youtu.be/bt4rFdbpGkY
National Geographic Kids (kids.nationalgeographic.com): Learn about science, geography and history.