The following are a few educational resources for your children at home to keep them occupied and learning for the following two weeks:

Moltaí don Fhoglaim  Recommended Learning Activities

  1. Léitheoireacht – go leor! – Reading – lots of it!
  2. Cluichí Boird – Board Games
  3. TG4 – Cúla 4
  4. – Suíomh do gníomhachtaí fisiciúla – Physical activity website with videos
  5. Cártaí – Playing cards
  6. Míreanna Mearaí – Jigsaws
  7. Scéal a Scríobh – Write a Story
  8. Educational Websites. (see below)

Publishing Companies – Access to Ebooks and Digital Resources: – Free access to lots of school books. E.g. Open Let’s Talk Literacy 5 and read the comprehension piece on each unit followed by exercises A, B, C and D which follow. Username: primaryedcobooks Password: edco2020 – Free access to Folens ebooks and Digital resources. Go to and click register; Select teacher; Fill in username, email and password; For the Roll Number use the code: Prim20, Free access to CJFallon ebooks. Click ‘Student Resources’, then filter to the title you require, making sure ‘Online Book’ is selected under ‘Resources’. Free access use Email: Password: growinlove

Padlet Resources:

Please find below a Padlet page of online educational resources, that teacher Fiona Farry has compiled for each class level. Great, age appropriate resources for all. – Activities for Junior and Senior Infants – Activities for 1st and 2nd Class – Activities for 3rd and 4th Class – Activities for 5th and 6th Class – Filled with many activities. – Another menu of resources.

Maths: – Lots of fun maths based games to explore and play. – A website with lots of videos to explain maths concepts. – Free graded Maths program for all pupils, individual targets, comprehensive reports, ideal for revision of school material for all learners to progress at their own pace. Ideal for home. – An excellent site full of rich maths activities, games and problems to solve. – There are lots of great resources and a course for students on how we learn maths with really important positive messages to boost their self belief in their mathematical ability.

English: – A game based resource covering letters, sounds and reading full sentences. – Free ebook library for 3 to 11 year olds. – A great resource of lovely reading games and activities. There is a 2 week free trial for parents which can be availed of. – World Book Online have made available all their collection of eBooks . There are about 700 titles for ages 4-12. Just type “world book online ebooks” into the Google search engine and follow the link.

Geography / History / Science / Topic of Interest: – Access a world of information at your fingertips. Reading levels range from early learning to advanced. Research and compile a project or prepare an oral presentation on a topic of your choice e.g. a famous person in history, an EU country, an animal, a science project etc.

BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr – Free Access to BrainPop or BrainPop Jr for free educational videos in Geography, History, Science, Maths, Arts, Music and more. Username: KilglassNS Password: Covid19 – Every parent can use this educational website free of charge for one month. Go to and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS – Lots of great science videos on a range of science areas.


seideansi/aiseanna-eile.php – Lots of simple stories as Gaeilge – Lots of lovely programmes and videos on this website and their YouTube channel such as Scéal an Lae, Mo Shaol Do Shaol, Is Eolaí Mé and Léirmheas na n-óg

Scéalta on Soundcloud by Foras na Gaeilge – Lots of great stories, poems and rhymes to be found on this link.

Music & Visual Arts: – Free for a month for parents with lots of content such as Radio-shows, Sing-alongs, Video lessons, Games and activities linked to the curriculum.

Ceol Connected – Thomas Johnson and Tradoodle are putting on a free one live streaming of music, songs and musical games for little ones (3+). They have set up a Tradoodle TV channel on YouTube – starting off at 2.00p.m. every day for w/c 16th March. – Each day a new art challenge is posted by the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny on their Facebook page e.g. draw or paint your favourite animal, design your dream house etc. – Consider taking a virtual trip to over 500 museum collections using the lovely Google Arts and Culture site. – Download the Emergency Sparkle Kit for lots of art ideas and videos for all class levels.

Special Educational Needs: – A great website with lots of resources, worksheets and a link to maths activities on

Computer Skills: – A simple introduction to coding. – Learn or practice your touch typing.

Other Online Videos & Activities:

Lots of great ideas for learning!

Creative Bursts with children’s author Sarah Webb – Daily writing games, story prompts and word fun. A video and linked downloadables will be available on from Monday ( and every week day) at 1.00p.m. – Stay at Home Quiz on Seomra Ranga; 20 questions per day with prizes to be won; entries before 3.00p.m. each day.

Stuck at Home – Starting on Monday at 6.00p.m. (and every day) children’s author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his books and talking about some of the things that went into making it.

Follow Pat Kilcoyne from Sligo GAA Coaching and Games who is posting a skills challenge each day to practice at home.

PE with Joe – The Body Coach Tv YouTube Channel every morning at 9.00a.m. – For as long as schools are closed you can stream children’s audio stories for free.

CPSMA – Distance Learning
David Walliams reads one of his stories from The World’s Worst Children each day live at 11.00a.m.

Other Good Websites:

Scratch –
Go Noodle –
Toytheatre –
The Book Creator
Mathletics (subscription site but with free trial)