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General Resources

Quiz Page: Excellent site full of interesting puzzles.


All Classes

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

www.twinkl.ie/offer Note: 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.

World Book

All Levels

The World Book is a resource that is like a virtual encyclopedia except a lot more interactive.


Scholastic Learn at Home (Free)

Day to day projects (USA based) for children Infants to Sixth Class. 


Literacy / English Resources 


All Levels – the school is registered with EPIC. Our pupils are well used to the app. The login codes were sent home in an email on the 12th/13th of March.

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.


Click here to join the library online with a temporary membership card. 

To join the library…..After completing our online membership form at https://lgma.iii.com/selfreg you’ll get a temporary library number and asked set up a library PIN. You can now enjoy access to library eResources such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, online magazines, newspapers, music & more…

Oxford Owl Ebook Reader Library

Junior Classes

Oxford Owl has an ebook library with over 250 books in it and offers free access to teachers and parents once you create an account at www.oxfordowl.co.uk They also have some vocabulary and comprehension activities for most of the books. 


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. 



Infants to Fifth Class

This site covers phonics, dolch, Jolly Phonics including tricky word lists and practice reading sentences following the Spellbound order of words and more.


Rivet Reading

Infants to Fifth Class

Rivet Reading App by Google is not available in the EU, but the web version of the books, with reading is. High Interest Reading books are available with help for pupils with words that are not easily decodable. Topics range from Animals to History, Sport to Science .Very useful for reluctant readers and self-guided.


Teach Your Monster to Read

Infants to 2nd Class. The school is registered. Password in email sent March 12th/13th.

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 (although teachers cannot set sounds – pupils work through independently).  


Bright Sparks Creative Bursts

3rd – 6th Class

Creative Bursts are created by Sarah Webb and supported by MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland. They are short creative activities, uploaded every day, for children to complete at home during the Covid-19 crisis. Sarah films an online workshop with downloadable writing activities accompanying every workshop. There are great story starters, poetry and a whole range of other activities for children to try at home.



3rd – 6th Class

RadioBlogging is a daily online radio show that inspires children’s creative writing and enables them to share their writing with other children all over the world. The radio show is hosted by four expert educators, based in the UK. It is streamed live every morning at 9.30 a.m. on the website – with recorded versions of previous shows also available and a range of resources to support children’s writing. The website allows children to upload their writing – from very short pieces, like a sentence starter to longer, extended pieces of writing. The children can then receive feedback from their peers and write with purpose for their audience.



3rd – 6th Class

ImagineNation is a playbook created by Childrens’ Books Ireland with An Post. Children can take some time to draw, read, write and create with activities, puzzles, poems and short stories from some of Ireland’s best children’s writers and illustrators.

The first link here allows teachers to download individual pages from the booklet (or the second link has the whole thing) to share with children. 



Literacy / Gaeilge Resources

Duolingo – Gaeilge

4th – 6th Class – Passwords and Usernames will be sent out this week through SeeSaw and in emails to parents.

Duolingo can be used for learning any language and can be used to improve Gaeilge. Pupils can use Duolingo on phones, tablets, computers. Weekly goals for pupils to reach or set a new skill to be learned will be set by teacher and can be practiced here.

Áiseanna Gaeilge ar líne:

Symbaloo List of Gaeilge Web Sites

Symbaloo: Gaeilge Websites


Léitheoireacht: Séideán Sí (gach leibhéal)


Teanga ó Bhéal: Scéal an Lae – TG4

1st – 6th Class

Short stories i nGaeilge read aloud online. Perfect for first – 6th classes i Scoil T2 or rang ar bith i Scoil T1.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sc%C3%A9al+an+laeLink to the website

Teanga ó Bhéal: Soundcloud – An Gúm

Soundcloud – Irish language stories read aloud online/ scéalta i nGaeilge  ón nGúm


Irish songs online / Amhráin i nGaeilge ar líne

Anam an Amhrán – Youtube


Numeracy / Maths Resources


Try to work on Mathletics daily. Teacher can see how you are doing. Please message on SeeSaw if you need help with a topic.

MathsWeek website: Your class code is: JBY2696



3rd Class up

Loads of games to practice Multiplication.


Top Marks – Hit the Button

1st – 6th Class 

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

Class Level

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.


Math Playground

Infants to 6th Class

Math Playground offers a range of free maths activities and puzzles for children of all ages. They are visually appealing and interactive.


Science Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home (Free)

Day to day projects (USA based) for children Infants to Sixth Class. 


Science Foundation Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

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.


Geography Resources

Ask About Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

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!


Scoilnet Geography

Infants to 6th Class

Teachers working with Scoilnet have produced a number of subject-based themed pages. Each theme page presents a set of links and resources on a particular topic. This page contains a number of resources on different Geography topics. 


History Resources

Ask About Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

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!



SPHE Resources


Scoilnet SPHE Page

Infants to 6th Class

A small number of resources to support the SPHE curriculum including the Webwise programme


Tools to Stay On Task

Class Level:  Everyone, including adults!

Tools designed to help a person work steadily for a set time interval, then take a five-minute break. These programs can help students eliminate distractions while they work by blocking access to content that isn’t used for learning.

Block Site (Chrome Extension)

Stay Focused (Chrome Extension)

Strict Workflow (Chrome Extension)

Weaving Well-Being At Home

All ages

During challenging times, it’s more important than ever to look after your child’s well-being. This journal is designed to help children to enhance their mental well-being through a range of different activities. Most of the topics, such as positivity, gratitude, kindness, bravery, creativity and self-kindness are drawn from the field of Positive Psychology, which is the science of well-being. There are also activities based on dealing with worries and coping with change. The journal is based on Weaving Well-Being – an SPHE programme. Your child can work through the pages at their own pace, teacher may set activities for them to do from time to time


Resources to support PE or Exercise at Home


All class levels

GoNoodle is a really easy and good way to get kids moving. Popsico… Pop pop sico! 


Notes: Free

PSSI PE Lessons

All Levels

Included on this resource is a set of support materials for the five strands of the physical education curriculum for primary schools. The materials have been designed to complement this curriculum and to assist primary teachers in its implementation. 


Notes: Free 

Music Resources


www.soundtrap.com :: A great way for students to experiment with loops and sounds through layering tracks and building songs. Supports GSuite and Office365 logins which means all work saved to the cloud. Free version gives students five compositions to explore. Lots of learning in students playing around with the built in demo songs and their use of sound recording techniques, musical effects and layering of sounds (texture etc.) 

Sing-Up! Home Learning Resources

Infants to 6th Class

Sing-Up is a brilliant UK-based website to help schools get singing. It is usually a paid platform, but they have put together a ‘Home Learning’ area with free resources for singing, as well as additional resources for teaching thematically and linking your songs with other subjects across the curriculum. They are updating the resources regularly. 


Out of the Ark Music @Home

Infants to 6th Class

‘Out of the Ark’ Music are providing free resources for schools during the Covid-19 period. They are releasing a set of seven songs each week – one for each day. Each song has its own theme, you have a beautifully produced recording on YouTube with all the lyrics and music provided for you. Each song also comes with its own set of suggested activities.


Visual Arts Resources

I Am An Artist

All Classes

A very oldie but a very goodie. One of the best produced Visual Arts guides for the curriculum. The site may be dated but everything in it is gold!


Online art supports on Social Media


  1. Will Sliney https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmtQsXI3211I2eumTVKh4Kg coaches drawing of marvel characters
  2. Art for kids hub https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub coaches simple drawings
  3. Draw so cute https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3dEvA1is6-0_yuei9iCdEw coaches drawing simple cartoons
  4. Use your hand as a template for drawing simple pictures- 10 ideas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJNSOte9h4I
  5. Craft ideas using materials in the home  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSsdnC896pU


  1. LEARNSTAGRAM.2020 – online school including art lessons with minimal resources. (other subjects available on this platform) 

Teachers Pay Teachers: This is a website with lesson ideas. There are some lovely FREE resources and lessons. Be careful, not all lessons are free. You have to sign up by email to get free resources. Here are some nice art ones that are free: 



Ethics / Religion Resources

Catholic Confirmation Study “Chosen”

Confirmation classes (5th/6th)

www.confirmationstudy.com  Has great videos (and worksheets/books.) Sample videos are on the website. Many of the full videos are available on youtube or vimeo to view for free, just search “Chosen Confirmation Study”. Books and dvds available to buy but resources on website are free. 


All class levels

Has a wide range of resources and ideas including art and crafts, worksheets and “How to draw” videos. Resources to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Holy Week and Easter. 



All class levels

Watch Mass and other services live from churches all over Ireland. Check the schedule section to see what is available each day. Children might like to “visit” churches online that are connected to their family, e.g. where their parents/grandparents were married, where their cousins go to church etc.   https://www.churchservices.tv/ 

SEN-related resources

Education Nation

Online learning for all school staff to better help all pupils with special needs.


Free access to all Education Nation courses for all schools until March 31st 2020

SEN Teacher

One of the oldest sites dedicated the Special Education Teaching but has expanded its use to any type of learning environment. Loads of printables and interactive resources.


Sight Words

Sightwords.com is a fantastic site. This website includes a detailed curriculum outline to give you an overview of how the individual lessons fit together. It provides detailed instructions and techniques to show you how to teach the material and how to help a child overcome common roadblocks. It also includes free teaching aids, games, and other materials that you can download and use


Curricular Material | National Council for Special Education 

– CPD and In-School Support


Learning about COVID-19 

Information Worksheet for Children about Covid-19

All Classes

Free downloadable PDF  for children about Coronavirus which is information but also acts as an activity sheet.

Website is www.mindheart.com Then enter tab for ‘descargables’. Most of this website is in Spanish however, they have the pdf version in English. Tab for direct link is below.


A Book About Coronavirus

All Classes

Nosy Crow Publishers have worked with the famous children’s illustrator Axel Scheffler (of Gruffalo fame) and medical experts in the UK to create this really lovely, and informative, book for children about coronavirus. 

You can download it directly here:



This page was compiled by a number of teachers including us here at Davidstown PS. Many thanks to Simon Lewis for compiling and to all who contributed.