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From March to June 2020 – Ways to support your child’s learning during School Closure
If you are feeling under pressure regarding home education, you may find this article helpful – Home Learning – don’t stress about it!
At the end of each class’s work page, there are a list of suggested websites for different activities.
Here are some other suggestions for activities to help your child (last updated 23 March).
- https://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/online-library – The libraries have given access to all online/downloadable books – you just need your library card number. Librarians are still working so give your local library a call to gain access if you don’t have a card.
- www.storybird.com – artful storytelling
- Coding: Suitable for all ages, code.org is a free resource as is Scratch
- Typing: Typing is a great life skill for children to learn. www.typing.com and BBC dance mat are both free typing programs. This will need lots of practise!
- Active activities! Gonoodle is a free app and YouTube channel that is used regularly in classes for a fun movement break. Just Dance on YouTube has many songs that can danced to.
- HIIT workouts on YouTube or see LINK.
- Activity Mat. See how many your son can complete. See LINK.
- Scavenger Hunt. See LINK for ideas.
- Lego Challenge – LINK
- Twinkl.ie is providing free access during school closure.
- www.designerminds.ie – suitable for all age groups. STEM based activities
- www.calmclassroom.com or www.headspace.com – guided meditations suitable for all ages. The majority of the boys practise Guided Meditation weekly
- Gaeilge: www.cula4.com
Also download the Duolingo app
- www.ttrockstars.com – free subscription during school closure. Tables learning/revision through music!
- www.topmarks.co.uk/maths – check out the Daily 10!
- www.sheppardsoftware.com – lots of subject areas covered but the maths games are particularly good.
- National Geographic Kids – free curriculum-aligned resources for parents
Mathemagic and Small World (History, Geography, Science) is available on www.cjfallon.ie
www.folens.ie also useful
- Maths Eyes (Using maths in the Environment)
Number: ● If you are organising a meal, how many are home for dinner today? How many sausages will be needed if we give everyone 3? ● What is the highest house number we can see? Is the number odd or even? What is the highest car registration number you can see?
Time: How long does the video last for? How long until her favourite television programme / activity? What time will it be in 2 hours time? What month is it, what month was it last/next month?
Weight, length and height: Let children weigh out ingredients when cooking; estimate how much things will weigh before weighing them; make a height chart; point out signs for distance; when going on a journey who will have the closest guess?
Shapes: What shapes can children see in the environment?
Money: ● Work out which item is the best value for money eg packs of apples. Let children make a menu using pictures or prices from a supermarket brochure; they could make a collage for a new bedroom and make out how much it would cost.