Dear Parents, Below you will find a list of possible websites and activities to access and use with your children over the next few weeks. Twinkl Twinkl are offering one month free ultimate subscription for parents which allows access to resources for every single curriculum subject junior infants to sixth. www.twinkl.ie/offer. Enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS Reading
As libraries are now closed, the app Borrow Box is a free app that allows you to download up to 5 ebooks and 5 audio books at a time. All you need is a library card which has your membership number at the back
Epic! Is an online library of books (Can join free for 30 days)
Oxford Owl (free E-books) suitable for the junior classes
Reading Eggs – online reading games and activities (Can sign up for free trial)
Teach your monster to read: Covers letter sounds to reading full sentences
Use the Book Creator app to create stories - Sock Puppets is a fun app that allows the kids to record their voice using a sock puppet: tell about a character in a book, replay a scene, share what you know about a topic, tell how you solved a problem, etc.
www.writinglegends.com. Writing legends is a comprehensive writing programme containing hundreds of activities for students in grades 3 to 6. As part of their assistance for schools during the coronavirus they are providing Writing Legends free of charge through to July 31, 2020.
www.Topmarks.co.uk is an excellent website and most games are tablet friendly.
www.starfall.com – excellent for literacy and maths, educational games, books and songs. Starfall free App available also. Good for junior classes.
Cúla4: Watch Iris TV programmes on the website
App Cód na Gaeilge
Rainn agus Amhráin: Rainn agus Amhráin has lots of songs and rhymes as gaeilge. The songs and rhymes are categorised into the various topic areas as outlined by the Irish Curriculum and are further divided into the various class levels. The download page contains links to some colouring pages and worksheets to download as a teaching resource. Each topic area is also available to print.
Any science experiment you could think of is nicely organised into lots of different sections. Much of the equipment you can find at home but well worth exploring to try and do a science experiment every few days (Infants to 6th class)