On this page we will share websites and brainteasers for you to work with at home. Enjoy!
Online Book Access
To help during the Covid-19 pandemic, all textbook publishers have opened free access to E-books and resources online. Below we will give you the information you need to access these books/resources.
Follow the steps below to get access:
- Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
- Select Teacher
- Fill in a username, email and password
- For Roll Number use the code:
- Now you can access all the school’s e-books and resources like Abair Liom, Fuaimeanna agus Focail and Spellbound. But you may also like to look at other relevant books like Sounds in Action or Ám don Leamh etc.
Here, you don’t need to register. Simply click the button below and use the resources filter to select class level, subject and book. Here you’ll find your Mathemagic and Table Toppers books. But like Folens, there’s plenty of other useful books/resources we don’t use at our school that you could also take a look at.CJ Fallon
Follow the steps below to get access:
- Go to https://www.edcolearning.ie/login
- Use the username – primaryedcobooks
- Use the password – edco2020
- Now you can select books like Window on the World or other useful books we don’t use in our school like Bua na Cainte.
We know a few teachers from 3rd to 6th class like to use https://www.solvemoji.com/ to set challenges for their class like this one:
You can check your answer to this one by going to https://www.solvemoji.com/Puzzle/Puzzle/14022/ and entering your guess underneath in the guessbox and clicking the blue arrow.
You can try lots more of these on that website https://www.solvemoji.com/ but we’ve found a very tricky one that requires your observation skills just as much as your maths skills. You can then add your answer to the Padlet here. Just click the + icon in the bottom right corner to add your answer. Let’s see who can get the first right answer… Or just the right answer as this one is TRICKY!
These are just links to websites that you find helpful to work with at home. Our favourites are marked with a ✪ . They are simply extra resources to use at home. Some of these websites may require FlashPlayer (especially for games) so may not work on tablets/phones and only on computers/laptops. However, there are plenty that can be accessed on all platforms.
Starfall – Fantastic resources for JI – 2nd Class. ✪
ABC ya! – Educational games for JI – 6th Class.
Cookie – Colourful site with games for JI – 1st Class.
Word Family Sort – Exactly as it says. Perfect for infant classes but obviously needs adult support throughout.
Fun 4 the Brain – Started with just Maths, but now has games for English and Science too. JI – 2nd Class.
Learning Games for Kids – Nice games for 1st – 6th Class. Particularly nice for learning to type games.
PBS Kids – Great educational games for infant classes.
Sesame Street Games – Great educational games, stories and songs for infant classes.
Spelling City – Enter your words from Spellbound and play games using these words. Brilliant! ✪
Switch Zoo – Lovely animal learning website that starts with basics for infants but also has habitat and biome activities for older children.
Storyline Online – Fantastic story website featuring lots of big book videos read by authors/actors. Perfect for infants. ✪
Fuel the Brain – Great games for JI – 6th Class.
www.sightwords.com – Resources and games for common sight words. JI – 2nd class.
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ – Amazing child-friendly encyclopedia website. Superb for projects. 1st – 6th Class. ✪
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/ – A great place for parents and older children to read reviews and pick books to buy/borrow.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ – You will be very familiar with all the books here. They make up a lot of our school’s guided reading books. And at the moment, all the e-books are free to access via this website. Also has a range of other activities for Maths and Science but the readers are its main selling point. ✪ ✪ ✪
https://www.literacyshed.com/ – Brilliant for story starter videos and images. Also has thought provoking images and recommended activities based on these. ✪
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/cube_creator/ – Really nice activities based around creating a story in cube form. Requires cubes to printed out to gain full effect. ✪
https://100wc.net/ – A great writing challenge perhaps aimed at 3rd class up. Each week there is a writing prompt – words, pictures, videos etc. and children are asked to write a piece of creative writing based on the prompt. They pick a selection of entries and display them on site.
http://classicsforkids.com/ – Classical music and composers at a child’s level. Colourful, fun, games and lots of music.
http://robo.ie/ – Leathanach iontach chun Gaeilge a chleachtadh – labhairt, éisteacht, leitheoireacht agus scríobhneoireacht. Great page for practising Irish – speaking, listening, reading and writing all covered with great interactive elements. ✪ ✪
http://www.senteacher.org/print/ – Some great resources to print out and use.
www.primaryresources.co.uk – Activity ideas and resources for all levels.
www.askaboutireland.com – Information, images and documents about various topics e.g. Irish public libraries & other culture institutions (ENFO).
www.topmarks.co.uk – Resources, homework help and educational websites by age and subject. Some great games including the favourite tables game Hit the Button are featured here. ✪ ✪ ✪
www.literactive.com – A phonics based reading program for early learners. You need to register to use some resources. Just remember your log-in and password.
www.folensonline.ie – Access to online textbooks.
www.cjfallon.ie – Access to online textbooks.
www.nurseryrhymes4u.com – Nursery rhymes, songs and tongue twisters Needs some computer downloads for sound.