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Parent Resources and Homework Help

ncca

As a parent you play a key role in your child’s education.

The NCCA has developed a number of resources to help you to support your child’s learning in primary school.

Click here for NCCA Resources for your child’s class

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Other Resources to help with homework

 

Spellings

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Here are some links to good websites that can help you out with school projects:

KidRex
This is a fun and safe search engine for kids, by kids
http://www.kidrex.org/

DK Find Out
Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!
http://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

instagrok
Research any topic with an interactive concept map that you can customise
https://www.instagrok.com/

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Irish

http://robo.ie/

Use the tabs at the top of this page to select your preferred level.

Bunleibhéal is the easiest, followed by Meánleibhéal and Ardleibhéal is the most difficult.

Choose a story to work on and select the activities from here. There are many activities to do such as read aloud, listen to the story being read and answer questions

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Maths

Maths puzzle of the day:

select a day and complete a mental maths challenge to complete each day

http://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/

Problem solving:

Some of the benefits of problem solving are:
It bases students’ mathematical development on their current knowledge
It is an interesting and enjoyable way to learn maths

It produces positive attitudes towards mathematics
It makes the student a junior research mathematician;
It teaches thinking, flexibility and creativity and teaches general problem solving skills

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/2008-09/maths/puppies/index.html

http://0hn0.com/

http://0hh1.com/

Have you got Maths Eyes?:

Use some of the images from every day life on this website to talkabout maths. Maths includes, number, pattern, shape,data, measures, etc. There is lots of maths all around us when we open our maths eyes

http://www.haveyougotmathseyes.com/resources

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Literacy

Activities to help with comprehension:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/factfrenzy/opening.html

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/flip/

Activities that focus on writing:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/theme_poems/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/Printing_Press/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/fairytales/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/

Phonics, Grammar and Puncuation:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/index.htm

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/wordfamily/

Reading and Storytelling:

http://asp.tumblebooks.com/home.aspx


http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos

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 Internet Safety

Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. It provides resources and advice on internet safety topics, including cyberbullying and privacy.

http://www.webwise.ie/

 

It is recommended that child friendly search engines are used by children. Instead of the regular google, there are other, more suitable search engines that children should use.

KidRex
This is a fun and safe search engine for kids, by kids
http://www.kidrex.org/

DuckDuckgo
The search engine that doesn’t track you. A superior search experience with smarter answers, less clutter, and real privacy
https://duckduckgo.com/