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Remote Teaching and Learning

Remote Teaching and Learning


Remote Learning Links that may Help Parents

The top free educational resource websites for primary school pupils

Online activities can help keep kids occupied over the next few weeks.

Online activities can help keep kids stay occupied over the next few weeks.

  • Seomra Ranga

Seomra Ranga was created by a Dublin primary school teacher in 2007 and features a range of free activities and resources, such as flashcards, poetry books, and educational bingo games.


  • Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an international website that is highly recommended by many teachers and parents. Courses are broken up into multiple subjects and classes, helping you to create a personalised educational course for your child.


Education.com’s Learning Library contains a plethora of fun worksheets for primary level children, such as word searches, colouring books and writing exercises.


  • RTÉ Learn

RTÉ Learn contains tonnes of different activities for children as well as access to episodes of last year’s Home School Hub.


  • Top Marks

Top Marks splits activities into age groups and levels ranging from the ‘Teddy Numbers’ game that helps toddlers learn to count to two-minute subtraction challenges for older children.


Help your children learn their times tables by testing them on tablestest.com


Kids can play the Prodigy maths game for free on prodigy.com to help them learn equations in a fun and interactive way.


SESE (History, Geography and Science)

  • National Geographic Kids

You can find interactive games, videos, and fact sheets about everything from animals to the world's wonders and climate change on National Geographic’s dedicated kids' website.


  • BBC Teach

BBC Teach provides educational videos for children on topics ranging from nature to drama but teachers particularly like the website for its historical content.


  • History of Cork

Any rebel parent wanting to teach their kids a little more about the rich history of Cork can lead them to this website for a crash course aimed at 5th and 6th class students.


  • Virtual exhibitions

Take your child on a virtual field trip with the National Museum of Ireland and London Zoo's free online exhibits.

  • NASA STEM Engagement

NASA has created a website dedicated to teaching children about science, technology, and space with tons of content for every age.


  • Frugal Fun

Frugal Fun was created by an American mom who has been homeschooling her five children since long before Covid hit. Check out her Lego activities and STEM content for fun educational games.


  • Ask About Ireland

Learn everything you need to know about Irish history and geography from Ask About Irelands’ learning zone. Content is filtered by class and subjects.


Homeschooling doesn't have to be boring, once lessons are done log online for some extra educational games and activities. Picture: iStock


Homeschooling doesn't have to be boring, once lessons are done log online for some extra educational games and activities.

Teachers love the Séideán Sí website for extra Irish vocabulary lessons for kids. You can choose your dialect and child’s class to find specific games and activities.


  • Cúla 4 ar Scoil

While the Department of Education doesn’t endorse any websites in particular, a spokesperson did recommend TG4’s Cúla 4 ar Scoil programme, which is available on TG4 Player online.

“The programmes follow a specific theme for each series of lessons. Each lesson has specific educational outcomes, and are presented in an engaging and entertaining style,” the spokesperson says. “In particular Cúla 4 ar Scoil offers an opportunity to hear a rich range of Irish language dialects from various Gaeltacht areas.”


  • Gaelige le Chéile

Gaelige le Chéile was created with the aim of making learning Irish fun and its resources are a great way to make Irish a part of children’s daily lives during lockdown.


The website of An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta also has links to many educational resources to support children’s Irish learning.

Music and Art

  • Songs in Irish

Songs in Irish has over 600 Irish language songs in its online database with an English translation and Youtube link for each. Guitar chords are also provided for some songs.


  • Kidzbop

Kidzbop’s Youtube page has hundreds of dance and singalong videos for children.


  • Cbeebies

Cbeebies provides a host of quick and easy craft activities for kids on its website.


  • Kids Activities Blog

Kidsactivitesblog.com is a godsend for parents looking for child-friendly activities. Check out the 5-minute craft and drama activity sections of the website.


  • Red Ted Art

Look no further than Red Ted Art for all of your art class needs for children.


  • Beat by Beat Press

Discover the world of musicals with Beat by Beat Press in an interactive way to help with drama and music teaching.



  • Collins Connect

Access Collins’ reading resources and activities, no sign-up required, on the website’s school portal.


  • Knoword

Knoword has classroom vocabulary games and quizzes on its website to help enhance students’ knowledge.


  • Handwriting Practice

You can find worksheets to help students learning to write on handwritingpractice.net

  • Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl has an extensive free e-book library as well as reading activities for all ages and phonics lessons available on its website.


  • Audible Stories

For those who struggle to sit down and read a book, Amazon’s Audible platform has a library of free audiobooks of all genres and levels for kids available on its website and app.


SPHE and Wellness

Fitness coaches, such as Joe Wicks, are providing free PE classes online. Picture: Alex Livesey Danehouse, Getty Images. Fitness coaches, such as Joe Wicks, are providing free PE classes online. Picture: Alex Livesey Danehouse, Getty Images.

  • The Great Isolation Activity Book

The Irish created Great Isolation Activity Book can be downloaded and printed out for free online. The book contains pages of fun and creative activities for children as well as useful lessons in SPHE and wellbeing.

Access the pdf here.

  • PE videos

There are loads of videos online offering free PE lessons for children to make sure they stay active during lockdown. The teachers we spoke to particularly liked fitness guru The Body Coach Joe Wick’s PE videos which are aimed young students.

RTÉ Jr also started to create 10 minute PE videos for kids to help them stay active when Covid struck. You can access the videos here when the kids start bouncing off the walls and need to burn some energy.

Adriene Mishler, or Yoga with Adriene as she is known to her millions of subscribers, also has a PE series available online for parents wishing to introduce their children to yoga.

Cooking for kids

    • Why not get your kids involved in the kitchen and teach them some easy (supervised) cooking recipes when they can’t face sitting in front of a screen anymore?
    • BBC goodfood has a section of recipes for children online and Cbeebies has created a Youtube playlist of instructional videos for young chefs.
    • To learn more about the guidance available for supporting children during school closures see www.education.ie/covid19.

Created by Valerie O'Connell 13/01/2021 11:22
Last Edited by Valerie O'Connell 13/01/2021 11:57

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