Advice for Parents

Today, Wednesday 18th March, we should have been returning to school. It is now time to try and get some routine back into your child’s daily life. Teachers have given the children work to complete for the coming two weeks. If your child was absent and didn’t receive the work there are lots of ideas in the link below. The majority of the work given by teachers is revision so there is no need to worry about them missing out on learning. There is so much you can do at home with them and this is all outlined in this link.

https://irishprimaryteacher.ie/advice-for-parents-covid19/

 

Educational Resources (websites, games videos etc)

The below link contains a collections of online resources for Primary School children and is organised according to class level. There are also columns for Art, Music, Mindfulness, competitions etc.

Educational Resources Collection

More Resources for each subject area

Junior and Senior Infants Online Resources

RTE Home School launches on Monday the 30th of March. Watch it weekdays on RTE 2 from 11am, anytime on RTE Player and get all the resources at rte.ie/learn

Educational Youtube Channels

Worksheets, Games and Activities

The teaching resource website Twinkl are offering all parents a One Month Free Ultimate Membership. You will have unlimited access to every single resource – games, activities and worksheets across lots of topics and for all class levels. To set up go to http://www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Book Publishers (ebooks)

Here are some links to access various school books online. Some include interactive activities and games.

Folens (Sign up as a teacher and use the special code for Roll Number: Prim20)

CJ Fallon

Gill Education

 

English

Short Story Competition

Free stories for kids of all ages

 

Help with Spellings: VocabularySpellingCity is offering free access for the next 3 months to help students and teachers during these challenging times. Use code VSCFree90 upon registration to prepare your students and teachers for any scenario with VocabularySpellingCity.

How to sign up:
New to VocabularySpellingCity, please register here.
In the Promo Code section, please input VSCFree90 and select Apply.
Agree to the Terms and Conditions and select Go Premium.
To learn more about VocabularySpellingCity or to sign up today, visit our website at www.spellingcity.com

 

Gaeilge

Cula4

A collection of resources as Gaeilge – cláir, físeáin, cluichí, tomhais agus srl.

Duolingo Language Learning App

 

Music

Dabbledoo Music

 

Art

Draw What Makes You Happy Competition

 

Physical Education

GoNoodle created a free online resource GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home. It includes premium content and learning materials including movement and mindfulness videos as well as downloadable learning resources and ideas for off-screen activities – and if you sign up for email updates, they plan to send new ideas, activities, and tools to you weekly. There’s also a Good Energy channel on all GoNoodle home apps (iOSAndroidAppleTVFireRoku) where all the best GoNoodle videos can be used by kids directly. Whether it takes the form of a family dance party, a song and activity that reinforces something kids are learning at school, or a mindfulness or yoga video to help us all relieve stress and get a break from the intensity of it all – let’s all work to create Good Energy with our kids during this stressful time. 

  • Athlone Regional Sports Centre are offering free online classes to everyone. Have a look below to find out how to sign up.

There are fantastic workouts for kids too, check out Born to Move –   something for all ages
(2 – 3, 4 – 5, 6 – 7, 8 – 12 & 13 -16) – you will have access to it all.

We want all your family to participate, keep healthy and enjoy some form of fun in these uncertain times

For now simply follow the link to register https://www.lesmillsondemand.com/en_uk/athlone-regional/register

While you will receive a confirmation of registration email immediately, please allow up to 24 hours for your 2nd email which will activate your subscription. On this second email, when you activate your subscription, you will not have to enter any payment details or have any obligation to a licence agreement. Athlone RSC has organised this on your behalf. Therefore click Pay & Continue . It’s all on us between now & 31st May.  ( Please check your spam email if for some reason the activation email does not go directly to your inbox. )

 

Religion

Our religion programme Grow in Love is also offering parents free access to their online resources while includes religious stories and games.

Login on the www.growinlove.ie website with the following details

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

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