Thursday, March 26, 2020

School Transport Applications

Applications for school transport for the new school year are currently open and can be accessed at

Details of the scheme are also on the Bus Eireann website and the Facebook page at

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Instructional Texts

Children created instructional texts for their partner to follow. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Folens Online

Bua na Cainte

Junior & Senior Infants - Bua na Cainte B
1st & 2nd Class - Bua na Cainte 2

Topic - Siopadoireacht

Report Writing

Children worked in groups to research and present a report on an animal of their choice. 

Research work

Group One presenting alligator report. 

Research work

Group 2 presenting gorilla report.

Research work

Group 3 presenting Siberian tiger report. 

Research work

Group 4 presenting panda report. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Project Work

Children chose their own topic to research for their project. They worked together in groups, shared their own knowledge of the topic and researched new information. They then presented their completed project to the class. 

Farming Project

Parke's Castle Project

 France Project 

World War II Project

Croke Park Project

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learning at Home Booklets

All Class Levels - Reading


All class levels

Vooks is committed to being a resource for families to keep kids reading at home. 
Vooks can also be a welcome distraction for parents, allowing them to enjoy
time with their kids, watching and discussing books together.
To help, we have created take-home lesson plans that can be shared with
parents and guardians -
built to provide children with 20 minutes a day of read aloud time and activities.

Notes: Free one month, sign up required


Epic! is an online library which offers over 35000 resources including
“Read to Me” books, audiobooks, student tracking, reading level linkage
with Accelerated Reader and other reading levelling schemes.
It also offers high interest texts such as National Geographic Kids
and Guinness Book of Records. It is suitable for children from ages 4-12.

Junior Room - English

Writing Legends

Junior Classes

As part of their Assistance for Schools response to Coronavirus they are
providing Writing Legends free of charge through to July 31, 2020.
Writing Legends is a comprehensive writing program, containing
hundreds of activities for students in grades 3 to 6.
The regular price is $11.50 (USD) per student.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Infants to 1st Class. 

Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun activity that helps infants work
on everything from initial sounds, CVC words, blends and
digraphs all the way to full words and sentences.
The Web platform is free for teachers and students
(the App costs, but is not necessary).
Teachers can set up a class quite easily and can simplify passwords.
Great fun game that children can engage with at home
(pupils work through independently).  

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Poetry - 1st/2nd Class

Over the past month we have been looking at poetry. Write your own poem about St. Patrick's Day and Spring.

Free Twinkl membership can be gotten for one months as per previous post.

Sligo Weekender - Activities for Kids

The Sligo Weekender launched a daily art challenge for primary school aged children and younger.
Children will be given a theme every morning and asked to draw or paint something that inspires them related to that theme (it can be as basic as the child wants).
Something to keep the kids occupied while self-isolating.
The response we have had is phenomenal, we could literally put out a paper with just kids pictures in it so please dont promise them it will be in, however unfortunately there is no end in sight yet so if its the picture they draw isnt in this week it may be in in the coming weeks
🤳 Parents are then asked to take a picture of the artwork with their phone and email us a picture of the artwork to
🖼️ We will print random pictures every Thursday from the selection along with the childs name address and age.
👨‍👩‍👧 Our theme for Wednesday has been picked by Eireann Healy from Kilglass Co Sligo and it is "Your Favourite Cartoon" the deadline for submissions is today at 10pm
As always if you or yours want assistance of any type message us here or text or call 0877084943
Much Love
Dot & team xxxx

Jolly Phonics

This week we are revising the letter sounds p & n. Please revise making this letter and the Jolly phonic songs and stories.

Continue to practice Tricky Words. - Junior Infants 1 - 30
Senior Infants 30 - 60

Junior & Senior Infants

Following on from our stories The Bad Tempered Ladybird, The Very Quiet Cricket and The Tiny Seed lets look at the story The Very Busy Spider. This links to our topics on the Garden Centre, minibeasts and Spring.

Draw a picture and retell the story. SI -Try to write 2 sentences about the story.
Find other resources and activities to try at

Monday, March 16, 2020


All Classes

Twinkl are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class.

Notes: Setting this up is really easy to do - go to 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.

Useful Websites

Here is a list of some useful websites for pupils to continue their learning from home.

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums. 

*List of thinking games by grade:

**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**

Learning Resources

Here are some additional online resources to keep pupils busy over the next couple of weeks.

Online resources:
- BrainPop
- Curiosity Stream
- Tynker
- Outschool
- Udemy
- iReady
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National  Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- TheBrainScoop
- SciShow
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
- SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Junior Room - Farm Aistear

In February the Junior classroom were completing work on The Farm for Aistear.

We created a farm scene in art using collage. 

We created farm animal junk art

                                                    We made sheds in construction 

We worked on the farm in role play and in small world.