Learning from Home
12th March 2020
We wish all our pupils, parents and extended families well during the school closure time.
To keep the brains sharp here are some useful websites for at home learning.
- Oxford Reading Tree E-Library - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ This site has a large amount of free ebooks (tablet friendly) to continue daily reading time during school closure. There are also some maths games and worksheets on the site.
- Nessy Structured reading - You'll find a link to a free 8 week trial here: https://www.nessy.com/uk/ Nessy programs are designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those who learn differently, including:
- Students with dyslexia
- Twinkl - https://www.twinkl.ie/offer Twinkl is an excellent educators website with worksheets, information, powerpoints and many other resources. To sign up click the link and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. This will give you a month free ultimate membership and access to a plethora of resources.
- Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Excellent games available here, particularly for maths. Check out 'Hit the Button' for quick fire tables practise!
- Maths - https://www.khanacademy.org/ Completely free and non-profit site for maths learning. Organised by topic and by grade. If you're finding some of those mental maths topics tricky you might find help here!
- Irish - https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish
- For Infants and early readers: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ The computer version is completely free. There is also an app.
- BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary Another great site with a variety of games and resources sorted by age and subject.
- General Knowledge - https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ A great free site to explore almost everything!
- Dance Mat Typing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr Why not learn a new skill?! Learn touch typing for free here.
- MORE RESOURCES HERE This link will take you to a google document put together for parents of primary and secondary children. It is quite an exhaustive list!