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Attention Parents

Posted on March 21, 2020 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Parents,


Below are some more on;line resources for use at home during the  school closure. I hope they are useful.


Best regards,

Laura 

School closures will no doubt come, for any parents worrying this list was put together by the home ed community �� feel free to share.

 

FREE online education resources

 

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

Feel free to share.

 

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

 



Message to all Parents

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Please find below a list of resources and websites that may be useful to you and your children over the next couple of weeks. Any websites or work mentioned is purely a suggestion- there is no obligation for your child to do any of this work. The most important thing at this time is to look out for and care for each other. Please listen to and obey all advice given by the Health Officials. Things will return to normal at some stage- the most important thing is that everyone we care about is there with us when we get back to normal life.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/school-closure-republic-of-ireland

This link will take you to twinkl.ie who have produced 3 weeks’ worth of school closures packs for each class level

• ixl.com

An excellent site that has online maths and English activities for all class levels

• www.scholastic.com/learnathome

• www.storylineonline.net/library

https://login.mathletics.com

• www.gonoodle.com

• www.askaboutireland.com

• readworks.org

Educational publishers have made available their online resources to all during the school closures. These include Folens and CJ Fallon. You only need to register. Directions available on the homepage of the following websites.

• www.folensonline.ie

• www.mycjfallon.ie

Again, these are just suggestions that you or your children might like to use. Most importantly is that we all stay safe and keep our loved ones safe.

Stay safe and stay well,

Laura

 

Christmas Jumper Day

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On Friday 20th December, don't forget to wear your Christmas Jumper and donate €2 to the Simon Community, a very worthwhile cause. 

The school will close at 12.00 on Friday 20th December and will re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and good wishes for 2020, from all the staff of Glenmore National School.  

Little Red Kettle Theatre visit

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Little Red Kettle Theatre company will visit Glenmore Community hall on Wednesday 4th December 2019.  The children of Glenmore N.S. will become the stars of the show taking on the role of the characters in the play and dressing up in their characters' costumes, all for the cost of €5 per child. 

Christmas Concert 2019

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The children from Glenmore National School are very busy at present, preparing for our Christmas concert on Wednesday 18th December in Glenmore Community hall, at 1.30pm.  Junior Infants to Second class will perform their Nativity Play - 'Donkey for Sale'.  Third to Sixth class will get you into the Christmas spirit with a selection of Christmas carols.  We would love to see you all there. 

Parent Teacher Meetings

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Parent Teacher meetings take place on Tuesday 26th November and Thursday 28th November 2019, beginning at 2.00pm.  Please ensure you have arranged a time to meet with your child's teacher on the timesheets in the general purpose area.  

Halloween Fancy Dress Day

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In aid of the Glenmore Golden Club, the children are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes on Friday 25th of October 2019.  The cost is €2 per child or €5 for a family of 3 or more.  There will be a prize for the most original costume in the class, so the spookier and the scarier the better!!

Say Cheese....

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Friday 11th October 2019, photographer Will Cusack will visit the school to photograph the children.  The students must wear their full school uniform on that day.

Dog's Trust Visit

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Dog's Trust and their furry four legged friend will visit the school on Thursday 19th September 2019, so be ready with any questions you have about dogs and you may even get a chance to have a little cuddle with a very friendly dog. 

Welcome Back to School

Posted on September 4, 2019 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome back to all our pupils for this new school year, and a special welcome to our 14 new junior infants.  
We hope you all have a great year!


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