March 30

Maths Website set up for students.

All students are set up on www.ixl.com Your child will need their username and password to log in.  You need to email the school inverns@outlook.ie to get these details and  instructions of what work you should complete.   When you have these details you can access the site here        https://ie.ixl.com/

 

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) have advice and resources for Keeping Children and Young People Well during Covid-19. These can be accessed by visiting     https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html#15

March 29

RTÉ HOME SCHOOL HUB

Starting on RTÉ2 from Monday 30 March, teachers on the RTÉ Home School Hub will present three short class segments aimed at 1st and 2nd class, 3rd and 4th class and 5th and 6th class. Classes will start each morning from 11am to 12pm, so plenty of time to get a solid breakfast in and maybe a quick walk.

Classes will start on television, for an hour, before directing the kids to fun content and projects on rte.ie/learn and the RTÉ Player.

And then the kids takeover, as RTÉ Home School Extra kicks off at 4.15pm where kids from all over the country can reconnect by uploading and posting video messages and content.

And it couldn’t be easier to add into your day: On RTÉ2/RTÉ Player/rte.ie/learn, children will be able to watch/download and engage with curriculum-based content, project work and fun activities that will keep them entertained and learning.

All content will be presented by qualified primary school teachers, modelled and curated around the existing primary school curriculum, so you can bring the best bits of school home each day.

March 20

Distance Learning

Free Resource bank 

Click link below to access packs to aid with distance learning, enter your email address, create a password and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.  You can then access/download all School Closure Packs from twinkl.ie!

https://www.twinkl.ie/offer

 

 

Other educational publishers have also opened up access to their resources.

http://www.edcolearning.ie    Username ; primaryedcobooks  Password ; edco2020

http://www.cjfallon.ie

Scoilnet is a resource to support schools, teachers, students and parents and can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet/news/article/news/detail/News/des-announcementand-scoilnet-supports/

Scoilnet Website – 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.

World Book Online –all students in 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.

Scoilnet Theme pages –primary school teachers and students can access subjectbased themed pages. Each theme page presents a set of links and resources on a particular topic.

March 11

Covid-19 Child friendly explanation

 

Check out this child-friendly interview that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn did with RTÉ’s new2day programme last week, that may also be a useful resource when talking about Covid-19 with your child.

There is also an updated advice sheet for speaking to children regarding the virus on the parents board in school.

March 9

Maths Power Hour-Middle Room

Last Wednesday, the children had the opportunity to take part in ‘Maths Power Hour.’  They worked in groups and changed stations every 15 minutes.

Station 1: Darts

Station 2: Maths games

Station 3: Numeracy activities on the iPads

Station 4: Completing written activities

The children had great fun and are working on further developing their Numeracy skills through active activities. We are looking forward to the next session!