We took our learning outside this week. We visited our lovely forest and planted some wildflower seeds to encourage more wildlife like bees and butterflies and to add some more colour. We are hoping our seeds will start to grow in June and stay in bloom until October, so keep an eye out for our flowers when you are walking in the forest.
This one is a Whack-a-Mole game which helps you to practise making ten. Click here to play.
This one helps you to practise the correct order of numbers. Click here to play.
There's lots of good activities on this website called "Maths at our House"for you to do at home with mum and dad. Click here.
Here's another good website for maths games. Click here.
This is for the mums and dads to read. It is advice for helping your child learn maths at home. Click here.
A run down of what some celebrities are offering you and your kids daily for free to help with their education while schools are closed:
9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Cooking with Jamie Oliver https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks
Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
Dabbledoo is a wonderful platform that our school uses to enhance Music lessons.
Dabbledoo are giving free access to parents during school closures.
Follow the link below to sign up:
Twinkl Ireland has created a variety of weekly learning resource packs for children from Junior Infants to Sixth class, each resource pack contain fun, interactive, exciting and challenging work so children can continue their learning at home. Each pack contains English, maths, Gaeilge, history, geography, science, arts and STEM activities to keep all your children busy during the schools' closure.
Follow the link below to download:
Follow the link to find a whole range of very useful websites and resources to help junior classes revise what they have been learning in school.
Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & UnderInstantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more!
Epic! Can be accessed for free for 30 days ! Perfect to keep your children reading and learning.
Follow the link below to access the website.
Ciara Reilly a Lecturer in Education (ICT and Digital Education) at Marino Institute of Education has put together a fantastic resource to support Irish Primary pupils working from home. She lists fantastic tools, apps and websites. We also love the message she included:
"Don't forget to: play board games, cook up a storm, build with Lego and blocks, garden, look up the family photo albums, clean your room, draw a self-portrait, make and create with junk art, stretch, sing and most importantly, READ!"
Just follow the link below !
CALL Scotland have updated there blog with very helpful apps for children. Apps for Learners with Dyslexia, Reading and Writing Difficulties and for learners with Dyscalculia/Numeracy Difficulties can all be downloaded from their website. These apps will be very useful during school closures.
1. Click on the two pdf files below and you will see all the Apps available.
2. Select an app and click it.
3. You will be redirected to the relevant app store.
4. Download the app. Enjoy !