Practise reading, spelling and phonics at:
• Reading Bear
• Reading Eggs (Can sign up for free trial)
• Teach Your Monster to Read (Covers letter sounds to reading full sentences)
Keep a JOURNAL of your days off school. Each day change the WRITING STYLE: one day you are in thriller mode, the next you are writing comedy, next again it’s a tragedy… and yet it’s still your day-to-day life!
Use the Book Creator app to create stories. You can download this on an iPhone or on an Android device or simply download it on your computer by clicking the above link.
Check out The Maths Factor website, created by Carol Vorderman. There are fun videos with Carol, a little bit of practice and lots of interactive games.
www.mangahigh.com (has been made free for the next few weeks). Excellent website linked to the Irish curriculum.
Songsinirish.com has lots of traditional and pop songs as Gaeilge. Each song as an Irish and English translation and a video to accompany it.
Marvel Artist Will Sliney is doing tutorials on youtube live, and taking theme suggestions, and challenging the children to draw things every day. It’s #WeWillDraw
• Will’s Twitter
• Will’s Youtube Channel
For ARTS AND CRAFTS, some excellent go-to sites include:
If the great outdoors (or a back garden) is an option, the RSPB has lots of nature games and activities to do inside and outside. And here are ideas to ‘give nature a home in your garden’.
VIRTUAL TOURS of museums around the world abound. Try these , these, these or visit Google Art and ask the kids to curate their own collections: give them a theme, a period, an artist or whatever angle to cover and ask them to choose their favourite pieces and explain their choices.
Another way of travelling while confined is through webcams. Find lots here. Invite each kid to pick a destination and look at the webcam in that place. They can spend some time imagining they are there. (What time is it? What’s the weather like? What are they doing? What is going on? How do they feel?) Then they can design and write a postcard to answer these questions.
SOCK PUPPETS is a fun app that allows kids to record their voice using a sock puppet: tell about a character in a book, replay a scene, share what you know about a topic, tell how you solved a problem, etc. Tutorial here.