Online Resource Bank for Primary School Level
This padlet below devised by Ciara Reilly Lecturer in Education Marino Institute of Education has links to some wonderful sites that will prove interesting and informative to your child/children.
Some of the interesting sites are listed below from the above padlet by Ciara Reilly primary school teacher and other educational sources.
A very useful online forum with a wide array of resources (emphasis on free tools). Resources are organised into theme pages and the website is easy to navigate.
Created by teachers, ideal for home education, it has lots of appealing games, stories, worksheets etc. It is offering a free month’s subscription (enter offer code: IRLTWINKLHELPS).
Notes: Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. This code will only work for new memberships. If you are an existing member with a Core or Extra membership, please get in touch and we will upgrade you to Ultimate right away.
A collection of resources as Gaeilge – cláir, físeáin, cluichí, tomhais agus srl.
Ask about Ireland
A treasure trove of resources with an Irish interest, focusing on our national culture.
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
Grow In Love
To help students and parents during this difficult time there is free access to Grow In Love. Simply login on the link below with the following details:
Geography of Europe
Keep up with the latest news from Ireland and around the world, weekdays at 4.20pm
Learn to programme interactive games, stories and animations.
Non-profit site with provides free video tutorials in maths and reading.
Subscription-based learning experience that provides curriculum-aligned maths and English content from junior infants up to sixth year.
National Geographic Kids
Learn about science, geography and history.
I am an Artist
A visual arts initiative comprising 30 short TV programmes (each 6 minutes in length), an interactive website with slideshows, lessons, weblinks and interactive games, providing a stimulating collection of curriculum-mapped resources.
Top Marks - Hit the Button
Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number, bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. Games are against the clock and develop number fact recall. Designed for 6-11 year olds.
Notes: A paid app version is available from Apple/Google Play/Amazon but the web browser version is free to use.
Top Marks - Daily 10
HiDaily 10 is a primary maths resource which covers addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, place value, rounding, multiplication, division, doubles, halves and fractions. It has been designed primarily for use on an interactive whiteboard. The aim is to help teachers deliver 10 maths questions many which can be used for mental maths practise.
Sets of questions can be timed or untimed and the activities are ideal for starter and plenary sessions. They are graded in levels of difficulty which match year group levels in England's National Curriculum Maths requirements. This means the resource is suitable for children from 5 to 11 years of age.
Science Foundation Ireland
Any science experiment you could ever think of is nicely organised into lots of different sections. Much of the equipment you can find at home but well worth exploring to try and do a science experiment every few days.
Ask About Ireland
An oldie but a goodie. This web site covers both History and Geography from infants to 6th class including some great project ideas. There’s probably enough here to cover the entire curriculum. Hard to believe it’s almost 20 years old!
Seomra Ranga History Links
Seomra Ranga does not maintain any of the web sites provided as links so it assumes no responsibility for their contents, nor does any link constitute an endorsement of any other site, its sponsor or its contents. These links are just suggestions of websites that teachers may wish to visit to compliment their classroom teaching. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each individual teacher or school to determine whether the links provided are suitable for children to visit.
Scoilnet SPHE Page
A small number of resources to support the SPHE curriculum including the Webwise programme
GoNoodle is a really easy and good way to get kids moving. Popsico… Pop pop sico!
If you or your child/children or parent/s are a member of the local library, you can access an App or website called BorrowBox. It is free. I use it for audio books and also, ebook. There is a children's section.
This site covers phonics, dolch, Jolly Phonics including tricky word lists and practice reading sentences following the Spellbound order of words and more.
Sudoku is a challenging online puzzle game designed for player of all ages. Basically your target is to fill all blank cells with a number between 1 and 9. Every 3X3 block must contain each of these numbers once. The same is required for rows and columns over 9 cells.