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Resources for Parents and Children - Home Schooling

For Parents

An overview of the developmental stages and curricular links:
http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsrqKtYq57AIVqujtCh0BcgukEAAYAiAAEgKnrvD_BwE

School Subjects 

Irish

Bua na Cainte is free at the moment, I think you can still access it here but if not let me know. 
www.edco.ie/bua
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English

  • Phonics
  • Reading
This website has the ORT books available for free which might be a useful resource.
  • Resources for more experienced readers 
 
  • Symbaloo - more educational games and websites:

Writing

Here is a tool for creating handwriting sheets: For engagement with the writing genres:
Maths (and basically all the other subject areas) 
www.khanacademy.com 

SPHE

A link for parents on the Stay Safe programme is available here:
http://www.staysafe.ie/parent_ss_less.htm

Here's a resource from Weaving Wellbeing from their "Rainbow Moments" topic. 
https://vimeo.com/166080724
https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-c-1551-mindfulness-colouring-sheets-bumper-pack

Adults activity pages
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rknVez7YOh7RFsYqeAZH-id_ILrcdJ7m/view

Kids activity pages
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gasHX74OYHHH4hrrP5Y823FarA_TgnuI/view
 

SESE

Geography 

Google maps links can be used to find these places and they all have their own websites. Google maps links can be a great resource in many online lessons to give children a sense of place, no matter where in the world events are taking place.
Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps
Google Earth - https://www.google.com/earth/

A lesson on Ordinance Survey maps:
https://www.osi.ie/education/schools-and-third-level/primary-schools-2/

The counties of Ireland game:
https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3150

Countries of Europe:
https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3150

Animaniacs Countries of the World:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ddm1nLyWQqo
(this might be a good one, as they're making two new series of this show!)

History

You might like to check out family names here:
https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/2016-family-history/modules-courses/surnames

The National Museum also has a nice website, covering lots of aspects of Irish history and many time periods:
https://www.museum.ie/en-ie/home

This is a website with artifacts discovered and gathered from throughout Irish history, all of which would make for a great interactive lesson about primary sources:
http://100objects.ie/did-you-know/

National Geographic has an extensive World History section for children:
https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/category/discover/history/

This article details just some of the famous museums around the world offering virtual tours:
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
 

Science

Science Foundation Ireland has lesson plan ideas:
https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/discover-primary-science-and-maths/activities-search/
Many of these can be adapted for home.

Link to Scientific Method:
https://easyscienceforkids.com/scientific-method/

The Dad Lab:
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCc_-hy0u9-oKlNdMKHBudcQ

Writing Reports
https://www.twinkl.com/resource/cfe2-s-18-how-to-write-a-science-lab-report

Arts Education

Art

Easy at-home ideas:
- Paper chains
- Custom Paper Shopping Bags
- Paper Dolls
- Themed Art
- Making cards to post or email to friends

Music

Lesson on Traditional Irish music
http://askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/1st-+-2nd-class/music/traditional-irish-music/

Peter and the Wolf - sections /instruments of the orchestra
https://youtu.be/6Kpytem6nX4

Learning note names, rhythm, dynamics, composers and instruments
https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html

Composing game
https://www.classicsforkids.com/games/compose_your_own_music.php

Drama 

There are great online resources for drama here:
https://www.bbbpress.com/dramagames/

Kids can also make video projects easily, creating a stop motion film can be a great way to pass a day. 

www.starcamp.ie are giving their camp away for free too.


Physical Education

RTÉ have the 10 at 10:
https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

Cork Sports Partnership ideas:
https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/keep-active-with-csp



Yoga with Adrienne is a great YouTube channel too.