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Educational websites to use at home

Here is a list of suggested websites which you may like to explore with your child if you need some extra work to do whilst we are closed:

Students and teachers can access over 20,000 resources shared by Primary and Post-Primary teachers anytime, anywhere. Search materials by class/year group, subject, strand, and learning outcomes.

All students in the Republic of Ireland have open and free home access to World Book Online. World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

“Topmarks gives children the opportunity to learn online, through safe, fun and engaging games and activities. We feature great, educationally sound online resources. Topmarks is a safe environment for children because we only include trustworthy, reliable educational content.”

“Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. ”

“Enjoy hundreds of maths games, logic puzzles and fun brain builders!”

Twinkl is offering a month’s free membership to access all of their resources. Insert the code IRLTWINKLHELPS when prompted to.

“GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!”

VocabularySpellingCity includes a wide variety of study tools for developing strong vocabulary skills and best practices for effective vocabulary word instruction.  Please enter the code VSCFree90 when prompted to do so.

It’s now possible to join the library online & use BorrowBox straight away! Just go to the above link, complete the registration, set a PIN and you’ll be able to log in to Borrowbox with those details to download eBooks and audiobooks.

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognise your surroundings. Free to use.

This is split into 4 sections: Primary 3rd & 4th, Primary 5th & 6th, Junior Cycle, and Senior Cycle. Within each section, it is further broken down by curriculum strand, and then by chapter/section

Here you will find stories and activities as Gaeilge.

Irish website full of learning material.

Plenty of movement and agility drills for all Gaelic Games!

Here are some other ideas to keep up our skills: