Useful School Weblinks and Practical Ideas

A lovely resource to explain to children about CORONAVIRUS
from Nosy Crow publishers and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

'School on TV'

RTÉ are broadcasting an hour of "School on TV" to support children and their parents at home from March 30th between 11am and 12pm, aimed at first to sixth class pupils.
​It will be available on catch-up on RTE Player, while worksheets will be available at on RTE.ie/learn
TG4 will also broadcast 'Cúla ar Scoil' from April 20th at 10am for a half hour every morning. Is clár 'scoil ag baile' do pháistí bunscoile é.

Useful Links

Starfall​ - This is a brilliant website for practising phonics. It is also very helpful for parents, as it says the sound that each letter makes in the English alphabet.
Starfall
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Scoilnet ​- A portal that contains many links to educational sites, updated regularly.
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Twinkl Home learning Hub - Have new ideas every day. A great resource for parents and its free for the duration of Covid 19. Code is IRLTWINKLHELPS
National Geographic kids - A brilliant, colourful site, full of information on different countries, animals, science, and much much more.
GoNoodle -Enourgages movement and mindfulness available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

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PBSkids- Daily activities & tips to help kids play and learn.

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SCRATCH - A brilliant learn to programme with great tutorials to work on.

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IXL - With unlimited questions, engaging item types, and real-world scenarios, IXL helps learners experience maths and English, built children's curiosity.
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Ask about Ireland - This website provides lots of information and activities on History, Geography & Science.

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SFIThe Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM) which aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

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TOPOROPA- Train your brain with geography.

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The Primary Planet- The Primary Planet is an Irish children’s news magazine. with news, sport, music, entertainment, and dare I say, politics are some of the many topics featured in this exciting publication each month.

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Storyberries- This is a free, online collection of easy-to-read and beautifully illiustrated stories, comics and poems for kids.

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Handwritingpractice - Whatever happened to the art of handwriting? This site lets you create custom handwriting practice worksheets.

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Cula4 - This free Irish app from TG4 is aimed at two groups: Cúla4 na nÓg is aimed at under-sixes, while Cúla4 is aimed at older children. As well as TV shows, there are games and creativity sections.
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Ciara Reilly  A former Primary School Teacher has compiled an outstanding bank of resources including Irish resources.

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Mentoring Muinteoir - A primary school teacher shares her ideas some useful links to children learning.
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Brainpop - Learning tools for STEM, social studies, reading/writing, health and arts.
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Oxford Owl - Educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.
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National Museum of Ireland - Offers inspiring and diverse ways for people to engage with our national collections.
National Library of Ireland - Offers an exciting online programme of exhibitions, events and learning opportunities.
Science Gallery - Provides cutting-edge programmes that ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.
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Maths Dictionary - Explains much of the vocabulary that comes up in various Maths topics.
Maths Dictionary

A Maths Dictionary for Kids

Maths Games - This website includes games based on various Maths topics.
CoolMath4Kids - This website clearly explains how to complete various Maths operations step-by-step.
Maths Activities - This website has activities based on various Maths topics.
Maths Activities

Riverview C of E Primary School and Nursery - Foundation stage

Practical Ideas

Practical Suggestions for Home Learning through Covid 19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve decided to give you a few ideas of things you can do to help your child to learn. We decided to base it on active learning methodologies. Please remember that these ideas are completely optional.  Our suggestion is that you give your days some routine and maybe dedicate an hour or two to schoolwork.
Try to include reading, tables and spellings, some physical activity, some writing and some Gaeilge.

Please click below to download our practical ideas suggestions: