The teachers would recommend the following websites during the school closure.
Link to Parent Resources from Simon Harris gov.ie/parents
The following website is available free of charge for one month - www.twinkl.ie
The children may already be familiar with GONoodle as many of the teachers already usie it in the classroom.We recommend www.gonoodle.com as it has a variety of movement breaks for the children to do at home and is a great website to keep the children active in a fun way.https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/
Another useful website is www.vooks.com which will help with reading.Vooks is a great resource to use in the home with your children. Vooks is a streaming library of ad-free , kid-safe animated read aloud story books, and enjoyed by millions of children around the world every week. It is an entire library of storybooks, brought to life , to help encorage the love of reading. Sign Up Link www.vooks.com/parent-resources
Also www.topmarks.com is useful for literacy and numeracy games.
Students and parents can access over 20,000 resources shared by teachers. Search materials by class/year group, subject, strands, learning outcomes. https://www.scoilnet.ie
Department of Education and Skills This is the website of the government department. It contains a section on information for parents, as well as all school related guidelines, circulars and inspection reports.
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) This link provides excellent information on the content covered in each class level in the primary school, as well as very helpful videos and tip sheets to help your child's learning at home.
National Parents Council Primary Information from the National Parents Council Association.
NCSE This website has a parents section which has been designed specifically to meet the information requirements of parents of children with special educational needs. It also has useful information booklets and pamphlets for parents.
Barnardos - Contains lots of information on childcare, bullying and a booklet on your child's numeracy development.
Rainbows Ireland - Rainbows supports children and young people in groups. There are groups for children and young people who have been affected by the death of a close family member and there are groups for children and young people whose family has changed because their parents have separated or divorced.
Webwise Advice for parents on children's Internet Safety
Help my kid learn - A website which is full of ideas for learning, initiated by the Department of Education and Skills. The site can be tailored to suit the age of your child.