Working from Home – Junior Classes

We have set up some pages with links and activities for pupils during the current emergency. We will be adding to the list of resources over the coming weeks.
Many of the resources provide content appropriate to all classes and so will appear on both lists.

NB: Please be aware that some of these site requests a name and email address so please review the site and assure yourself of its credentials before allowing your child to participate.

You will find these curriculum resources and more on our new Padlet here.

We also created a Padlet with resources for our Le Chéile Classes.

Teach Your Monster to Read
For young children in the first stages of learning to read; both those who are on track and those who need extra support and motivation. The computer version is free.

Resource List – Junior & Senior Infants Cloughfin NS
Resource List – First & Second Classes Cloughfin NS
Ms Farry in Cloughfin NS in Donegal put this excellent list of resources together. Links might need to be tried a few times due to the volume of traffic on these sites but they do work. (World ebooks page can be slow to load)

Scoilnet has a large selection of resources for all classes. It is free and can be accessed from home. You do not need to register or sign in to Scoilnet.
Resources can be located using the search tool.

World Book
A selection of ebooks was recently added to the World Book section of Scoilnet. When you go to the World Book page you can access these books through the ebooks link and then look for the Early Readers link on the menu bar at the top of the page.

Phonics Play
This website with Phonics based activities is normally a paid subscription but is currently free if you use the username and password provided on the website’s homepage.

Do2learn provides thousands of free pages aimed primarily at developing social skills and providing resource materials for pupils who benefit from non traditional teaching approaches.

Free Books
Here are six classic children’s books, free to read or listen to.

Splash Maths
Splash Maths is available on the Apple App Store and for PC use. (Sorry Android users!) It is for all classes but there are Free Apps for iPad/iPhone listed on their website for class groupings as well. (Links are at the very bottom of the Splash Maths webpage)

This website has a range of activities for all classes in most subjects. It’s a very busy site with lots of links at the top of the page but there are some very good online activities on the site.

Classroom Magazines
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. This is an American site and is providing a 20 day free trial which you may find helpful.

Inclusive Technology
Inclusive Technology supply educational software and on their website have a listing of educational apps you might fine useful.

NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education – completely free and available to all.

BBC Teach
Primary Teaching Resources aimed at pupils in the UK so aligned with their curriculum but there are some excellent resources here you might find useful.

Word United Free Resources Hub
Activity sheets and ideas for children, all free to download, print and share.

Oxford Owl
Oxford Owl has a section of activities for children listed by age from 3 to 11+.

ABCya provides educational games for primary school pupils. It is a paid subscription site but some activities and games are provided free of charge. There are also apps for both Apple and Android mobile devices.