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General Activities and Additional Resources

Please view the attached list of fantastic activities, links and resources you may access if you have completed your class work and would like additional support material. Hope you enjoy all the resources sourced by the staff. 😊


How to talk to children about covid-19

https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/talking-to-children-and-young-people-about-covid-19-coronavirus-advice-for-parents-and-schools.pdf

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/178c07-covid-19-coronavirus-health-advice-for-children/#explaining-covid-19-coronavirus-to-children

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/explainers/kids-news-explains-what-covid19-is-and-why-there-are-new-rules-for-living/news-story/e093d140786251866754928b1a65fa47

Internet safety:

www.webwise.ie

Webwise.ie educates on safer usage of the Internet. Aimed at students, teachers and parents it also promotes the positive aspects of using the Internet and informs on how to deal with the risks.

Shared Reading:

Oxford Owl - can pick stories based on age/level!

GetEpic!.com

dublinzoo.ie (webcams so you can look at the animals feeding-2:30 is a good time!)

thatbricklife.com -31 day Spring LEGO calendar (31 ideas for Spring-themed LEGO creativity!)

National Geographic-kids

Useful websites and resources for Junior Infants and other classes:

Physical activity

PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube (Weekdays @ 9am but you can visit anytime)

Storytime with David Williams

Free story everyday @ 11am on his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

Science

Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube (Weekdays @ 11am)

Reading

Oxford Owl have some good ebooks (www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/findabook)

Phonics: This link includes sounds, actions and resource sheets based on the Jolly Phonics programme

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

WorldBook Online from ScoilNet has lots of games, videos, stories and activities based on a variety of topics e.g. animals, flowers etc.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wbel/#/home

Starfall is a children's website that teaches basic English reading and writing skills. It teaches children how to read by using games and phonics.https://www.starfall.com/h/

Phonics

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/match-sounds?phase=1

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

www.mathletics.eu

Mathletics is a leading digital maths resource, helping children aged 5-18 to improve their numeracy skills and build confidence in maths whilst having fun. Parents can set tasks and closely monitor progress. Aligned to the Irish curriculum. Visit www.Mathletics.eu

Literacy and Maths

https://ie.ixl.com/ela/jr-infants

www.rainforestmaths.com - interactive maths activities

www.literacycentre.net - providing online numeracy & literacy lessons for kids in a variety of languages

https://www.abcya.com/grades/1/letters - a huge variety of games suitable for Junior and Senior Infants in English and Maths and more...

Lots of fun ‘play’ activities

http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/3-4/list/category/play

https://global.cbeebies.com/

Helpful Free Apps

Little Writer - The Tracing App for Kids

Free app for tracing letters and learning all the sounds and letter formation of the alphabet.

Eggs on Legs

App where kids have to solve the maths problems to crack open the quirky eggs on legs.

PopMath Basic Math

PopMath is a fun game for kids of all ages to practice basic math.

Yahooligans!

Yahooligans is a browsable, searchable directory of Internet sites for kids. Each site has been carefully checked by an experienced educator to ensure the content and links are appropriate for young people. The site is primarily aimed at primary age readers

Gaeilge

https://www.cula4.com/en/

https://www.duolingo.com/

https://www.seideansi.ie/rang-a-tri-se.php

http://resources.teachnet.ie/clane/2008/index.html

http://robo.ie/

http://www.leighleat.com/

English

Gill Education are offering free access to all of the pupil resources from Junior Infants to 2nd class from their 'Over the Moon' complete Primary English Language programme https://linktr.ee/gilleducation

https://www.worldbookonline.com/ a fantastic resource with thousand of articles, can be accessed through www.scoilnet.ie

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/ free ebooks & audiobooks

https://www.spellingcity.com/ improves knowledge of vocabulary with spelling practice (only some activities are free)

https://www.literacyshed.com/index.html high quality films & animations to enhance reading & writing

https://www.brainpop.com/english/famousauthorsandbooks/ find out all about your favourite author or book

https://www.getepic.com/ provides access to thousands of illustrated books

http://www.pobble365.com/ a new & interesting picture, writing prompt or question every day

https://www.audible.co.uk listen to your favourite stories read aloud

Here is a list of some useful apps which can be used to support numeracy development:

King of Maths: Very good for mental arithmetic

Maths Quiz Gameshow​: Quizzes on various mathematics topics

Digiwhiz: Very good for number fluency

5 Dice: Exercises combining five numbers and operations to reach a target number

​Maths Bingo: Good for basic arithmetic

Algebra Touch: Demonstration of basic rules of addition/subtraction

​Fraction Basic: Lessons based on different aspects of fractions

Tangrams: Good for puzzles and shapes

Math Gr5: Topics such as number and operations, fractions and measuring etc. are included

Conundra Math: Exercises combining three numbers and operations to reach a target number

NumberGame: An App which combines foreign languages and the numbers 1-10

Wolfram Algebra-Course Assistant: Multi-representational approach to algebra

Wolfram Pre-Algebra Course Assistant: Multi-representational approach to algebra

SEN (Special Educational Needs )

Physical Activity SEN

GoNoodle (dance and exercise) on YouTube

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube

10@10 on RTE website or Google 10@10 2020

Other Activities SEN

Typing - Try out dance mat typing https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z3c6tfr or https://www.typingclub.com/

https://www.abcya.com/standards/game Lots of interactive games

https://blockly.games/ Introduces Scratch coding

Learn Computer Science More coding

Free Jigsaw Puzzles - Jigsaw Puzzle Games at TheJigsawPuzzles.com - Play Free Online Jigsaw Puzzles

Maths SEN

topmarks.co.uk

XL | Maths and English Practice

https://teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/wb/crazycafeEURO.html Crazy Cafe for a fun money activity

Count On.Org Maths games

ictgames

https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/search/_SRC:ABC%20Count%20Us%20In

http://www.hoodamath.com/index.html

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home

English SEN

Phonics and early reading: https://www.starfall.com/h/index.php

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ username march20 password home

https://www.storylineonline.net/ Some familiar faces to help with reading!!

IXL | Maths and English Practice

ictgames

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home

Nessy: Nessy’s YouTube channel contains a selection of strategies taken from Nessy’s online programs containing help for reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, phonics, math and keyboarding.

Links suitable for Senior Infants:

Phonics: This link includes sounds, actions and resource sheets based on the Jolly Phonics programme

https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

WorldBook Online from ScoilNet has lots of games, videos, stories and activities based on a variety of topics e.g. animals, flowers etc.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wbel/#/home

Audible(an amazon company) have announced that all their children’s audio books will be free to listen to.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?utm_campaign=audible+stories+free+children%27s+audiobooks&utm_medium=&utm_source=linktree

Maths: This includes lots of maths activities based on a variety of topics and concepts the children have covered/will be covering.

https://ie.ixl.com/math/sr-infants?partner=google&campaign=57206465&adGroup=2083827545&gclid=CjwKCAjwguzzBRBiEiwAgU0FT3JiAajzlHlzHlQH7NkCCQMJXP99PePkoTJWsFBJmafIv7NwqhGcNxoC1HkQAvD_BwE

SESE (Geography, History & Science)

Wildlife with Steve Backshall on Facebook (Weekdays @ 9:30am for answering all your wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploration questions )

National Geographic Kids https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.

https://www.toporopa.eu/en/ test your knowledge on countries, counties, cities, rivers, flags etc

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/10-12

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html games of various skills under the topics of the earth, space & the moon. It has also got an amazing image gallery.

https://world-geography-games.com/ brain engaging games to test knowledge of the world & its continents

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/play/ climate change activities

https://www.brainpop.com/science/famousscientists/ learn all about famous scientists & their inventions

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/

Visual Arts

http://www.iamanartist.ie/ an interactive, Irish website with lots of fun art projects. It also has lots of great videos & games to support each lesson

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=will+sliney (Will Sliney is from Cork and has worked on Marvel's Star Wars, Spider-Man, and artwork for Everton Football Club. He has come up with an idea to set a daily art challenge for everyone who is stuck at home)

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

Music

https://songsinirish.com/ listen to your favourite songs as Gaeilge

https://www.classicsforkids.com/ listen to classical music in a fun & entertaining way

P.E.

https://www.gonoodle.com/

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pe+with+joe

Useful websites & resources for 6th class:

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 ten daily maths questions to help with mental maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button covers fractions, decimals, multiplication & division

https://www.mathplayground.com/math-games.html fun maths games

http://www.mathematicshed.com/

https://nrich.maths.org/6499 interactive games in areas of multiplication, fractions, decimals & percentages

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-6 maths skills grouped in categories with a preview of each skill to start

http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/ explains over 600 maths terms in simpler language

General

https://www.brainpop.com/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

http://askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/5th-+-6th-class/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/go-to-primary/themepages/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html

http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/10-12

https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/

Useful MATHS websites for 5th class and other class Levels

http://mathscircles.ie Useful problem solving exercises.

http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage NRICH is a team of qualified teachers who are also practitioners in RICH mathematical thinking.

http://www.haveyougotmathseyes.com/ Real life applications of mathematics http://seandelaney.com/2011/11/15/how-parents-can-help-their-child-learn-maths/#more412 Ideas from Dr. Sean Delaney on how parents can best help their children with their mathematics

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com Online educational video games

http://worksheets.theteachercorner.net Word puzzles e.g. Why is a manhole cover round?

http://ie.ixl.com IXL is aligned to the Irish national curriculum.

http://www.mangahigh.com/en_gb/games Short versions of free Maths games.

http://nlvm.usu.edu Resources for various strands available. grades up to 9 for primary school- grades 9-12 for second level resources.

http://www.thatquiz.org/ Very good quizzes and tests against the clock.

http://www.mathplayground.com/geoboard.html Interactive geoboard

http://www.theteachercorner.net/ A collection of educational worksheets, lesson plans, activities and resources for teachers and parents

http://www.cngl.ie/ailo/ Puzzles in language, logic and linguistics

http://www.jcspliteracy.ie/num_jcsp_resources.php Access to JCSP numeracy resources

http://www.mathsisfun.com/Puzzles, games and worksheets http://www.tes.co.uk/ Useful resources for all subjects

http://mrbartonmaths.com/ Maths resources for teachers, parents and student

http://www.studystack.com/ Mathematical literacy tool

http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html An animated dictionary

Here is a list of some useful apps which can be used to support numeracy development:

King of Maths: Very good for mental arithmetic

Maths Quiz Gameshow​: Quizzes on various mathematics topics

Digiwhiz: Very good for number fluency

5 Dice: Exercises combining five numbers and operations to reach a target number

​Maths Bingo: Good for basic arithmetic

Algebra Touch: Demonstration of basic rules of addition/subtraction

​Fraction Basic: Lessons based on different aspects of fractions

Tangrams: Good for puzzles and shapes

Math Gr5: Topics such as number and operations, fractions and measuring etc. are included

Conundra Math: Exercises combining three numbers and operations to reach a target number

NumberGame: An App which combines foreign languages and the numbers 1-10

Wolfram Algebra-Course Assistant: Multi-representational approach to algebra

Wolfram Pre-Algebra Course Assistant: Multi-representational approach to algebra

MUSIC:

Dabble Doo Music are offering a months free full access to all of their best content so that parents and guardians can educate and entertain their kids at home.The content available includes radio shows, sing-alongs, video lessons, games and activities linked to the primary school curriculum https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents-subscription-full-access/?product_id=1122889&coupon_code=FREEMONTH

ART:

● Mrs. Brown Art on Instagram has hundreds of free power points available online. Her lessons include examples, step by step directions, objectives, and more ww.mrsbrown.art/drive

Spider-Man and Star Wars artist William Sliney has set up an art challenge to tackle boredom at home over the next few weeks. Each day, he will share a drawing and challenge children to draw that character. At the end of the day, he's going to share all of the drawings that have been submitted to him. https://www.instagram.com/p/B9qymT-hhpP/?utm_source=ig_embed

Arty Arts Dublin have started the #windowconnections campaign, challenging kids to create a positive message to hang in your window for passers by to see in these unsettling times. Get creative and use materials that are already in your house. https://www.instagram.com/artyartsdublin/?utm_source=ig_embed

General:

@TheFamilyEdit on Instagram will have a teacher on each morning from 9am sharing practical ideas that you can do with your kids at home. As well as that, they will be sharing their favourite websites that you may find useful. Covering all class levels and abilities, all activities can be made suitable to suit your child.

Miss Muinteoir Instagram has created a free Parent Pack on Mash.ie which is a 60 page pdf resource filled with a variety of worksheets, activities, websites, free downloads and youtube channels to keep young children busy during #covidhometeach. Suitable for junior infants – 2nd class. It also includes links to all of the offers she has come across.

We will continue to update the blog as we discover useful new resources.