General Resources

General Resources

At Home with Well Being

This is a link for ‘At Home with Well Being’- it gives access to A Well Being Journal for kids to do at home.


https://indd.adobe.com/view/5237deef-2311-469f-9e2d-b5ee89c2000f

Microsoft delivers online home schooling classes

Microsoft Ireland is rolling out thrice weekly online classes to allow students mix digital learning with fun during the schools’ shutdown.

Participants will have opportunities to programme their very own piece of music, design their own retro game or be introduced to the world of coding through Minecraft.

Follow the link below:

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/microsoft-delivers-online-home-schooling-classes-39091452.html

Classroom Resources & Activities

This resource contains a range of classroom activity packs in the areas of theatre, music and visual art.

https://ark.ie/schools/classroom-resources

This is a list of services that have been made available for free for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is being continuously updated.

https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/

Project work

Children can work on a longer-term project based on a theme of their choice.

A scrap book is ideal, and children can cut and paste articles, pictures, diagrams and pieces of writing.

Other children may prefer to use their IT skills and create a PowerPoint presentation.

Interviewing

Children can devise a list of questions for a member of their family / wider family circle. For example, with grandparents / aunties / uncles they could explore aspects of the past (school life / pastimes / festivals and traditions around Easter etc.). This can link nicely with the “Then and Now” strand of the History curriculum.

If possible, where children can communicate with grandparents via phone / facetime / skype this is a good way of keeping contact during this period where circumstances dictate that they must not visit older relatives.

Back to basics – other enjoyable, but educational activities

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Lego
  • Jenga
  • Jigsaws
  • Flying a kite
  • Memory games (e.g. stop the clock with one letter of the alphabet and come up with words beginning with a specific letter under certain headings such as boy name; girl name; country / city; food; item of clothing; activity; kitchen utensil etc.)
  • Recreate “Countdown” television programme with word puzzles and maths problems.
  • Painting

Twinkl are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to Twinkl.ie. This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class.

www.twinkl.ie/offer

Notes: Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. This code will only work for new memberships. If you are an existing member with a Core or Extra membership, please get in touch and we will upgrade you to Ultimate right away.

World Book

All Levels

The World Book is a resource offered by the PDST. It’s like a virtual encyclopedia except a lot more interactive.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome%21

Teaching Packs

RTÉ – School on TV

RTE school tv

RTÉ to broadcast school on TV for children during COVID-19 outbreak

This is a teaching initiative being put together by RTÉ with the support of the Department of Education as a way to aid primary school children, who are stuck at home, with their learning for the duration of the current coronavirus guidelines.

RTÉ has reported that the one-hour programmes will begin on Monday, March 30. Running for one hour from 11 am to 12 pm, Monday to Friday on RTÉ 2, with a shorter “catch-up” segment later in the afternoon. It will be aimed particularly at children in 1st to 6th class.

The programme will also be available on the RTÉ Player and supporting worksheets and other material will be accessible on RTE.ie/learn.

Activities for Older Children