Welcome to our learning resources for children and parents of Kilnamanagh CNS. Our school learning covers each of the curriculum areas. At home we recommend a mix of school learning, helping around the house, outside exploration and play, spending time with families, creating, experimenting and trying new things. We are very mindful of the fact that every family situation is different and that the learning plans and resources are intended as a guide for parents to follow if they so wish. We respect each and every individual family’s needs and our aim is to make this journey as easy and as beneficial as we can moving forward.
Your child’s current learning plan
Please click on the link below with your child’s class to find a learning plan and suitable resources:
· Múintoeir Bróna Junior Infants and Senior infants Here
· Múintoeir Bróna First and Second class Here
· Múnteoir Jamie Third and Fourth class
· Múintoeir Jamie Fifth and Sixth class
Communicating with Google Classroom and Zoom
During our school closure, we’ll be using Google classroom and Zoom (by pre-appointment only) during school hours to support children’s learning.
Here are some general learning ideas for children of all areas which they may enjoy. The online resources below are organised by curriculum area. These are under the following headings: Maths, Language (Irish and English), Social, Environmental and Scientific Education, SESE (History, Geography, Science), Arts (Art, Drama and Music) and Wellbeing (Physical Education, Social, Personal and Health Education, SPHE and our patron’s programme, Goodness Me, Goodness You).
Mathplayground: This resource is for reinforcement in specific topics.
Topmarks: We use this site for a range of maths games. Enter your topic in the search key and filter results compatible with your device. The site provides learning games across subjects.
Maths online activities.
The Maths Factor: Carol Vorderman teaches maths on this wonderful mathematical site. URL: themathsfactor.com
Duolingo: Try out this super resource for learning Irish – for parents and children! Set-up an account and take the placement test. This will help the app to give you the right level of Irish for your practise.
N.B. An adult email is required to activate your account.
Cúla4: This is the TG4 website for children with programmes and games to develop Irish language skills. You can select the ‘English’ button to translate the site.
We’ve been practicing: Beidh Aonach Amárach I gContae an Chlár
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfGIJNNOZNE Lyrics URL: https://songsinirish.com/beidh-aonach-amarach-lyrics/
agus An Maidrín Rua
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdED_gjzKEI lyrics URL: https://songsinirish.com/an-maidrin-rua-lyrics/
Séidéan Sí: This is a wonderful resource for learning the Irish language online, allowing for listening, speaking, reading and writing. This is suitable for all primary classes.
Leigh Leat: This Irish website created by teachers, includes audio stories, poems and music. Children will enjoy listening and reading/singing along.
Dictionary / Foclóir: This is Foras na Gaeilge‘s English-Irish Dictionary. The dictionary is available free of charge, and has been adapted to work both on desktop computers and on mobile devices. As well as translations for the English content, the dictionary also contains grammatical information and sound files. It’s a fantastic resource for learners of all ages including parents.
Storyline Online: This wonderful site provides reading videos to promote reading aloud to children. Children can really engage in a story whilst listening to different people reading.
Reading, Wexford Library: Children at Kilnamanagh CNS can access a huge range of ebooks and audiobooks from the Borrow Box app. You need a library card for this. Once the school can be accessed again, you child’s library card number will be sent directly to you.
Jolly Phonics: Children can access the free videos, activity sheets etc. on Jolly Phonics website.
Reading: Access free e-books at your child’s level.
Grammer, Jolly Grammer: We can use Jolly Grammer with children in Senior Classes to identify parts of speech.
Jolly Grammar Introductory Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHf7PqcRd3A
Jolly Grammar, Parts of Speech Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgvsZPpkr4c
Oral Language: Talk to your child about what you see, describing it, where it is located, how it is, which way, why, when, what etc.
Oral Language: To prompt discussion, we sometimes think about and discuss a photo from the newspaper/online. Children think about the words they would you use to describe what you see happening in these photos. The goal is to use descriptive nouns and vivid verbs as well as adjectives and adverbs. Examples of this can be found @
New York Times Photo Archive: https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-whats-going-on-in-this-picture and https://www.pinterest.ie/lindamenton/what-is-going-on-in-this-picture/
Writing, Poetry – ReadWriteThink: This site is a fantastic resource for children to learn/revise poetry styles by creating their own poetry. It includes a range of high-quality language resources for reading and language arts for children of all ages.
History, Geography and Science
National Geographic Kids: Here, children can access games and videos on specific history and science topics.
Mystery Science: Mystery Science is the creator of brilliant science lessons in U.S. schools. Have a go!
Anyone for science : This is a fun, hands on science and engineering site for children from the age of 4.
Easy Science for Kids: This is a fantastic resource for all ages. The site has free resources including science worksheets, activity sheets, interactive science quizzes, science experiment tips, videos etc.
BBC History for Kids: This site has a range of videos relevant to the Primary History Curriculum.
Incredible Edibles, Agri Aware: Ireland’s agri-food educational charity has relaunched their programme for primary schools, Incredible Edibles, and opened it up for family participation during the school closure. The project encourages children to learn about where that food comes from and the importance of Irish fruit and vegetables, for a healthy balanced diet.
Art, Drama and Music
Virtual Art Museum Tours: From this site you can access 12 famous museums offering virtual tours. Museums include: the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, the Guggenheim, New York and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
Chrome Music Club: Using Chrome Music Lab, children can make and share songs using the Song Maker experiment.
Dabbledoo music is offering free parents’ courses for online music classes for children
I am an Artist: I Am An Artist is an Irish resource which includes 30 short TV programmes (each 6 minutes in length), an interactive website with slideshows, lessons, weblinks and interactive games – all mapped to the Visual Arts Curriculum.
Drawing with Don Conroy: Don Conroy is a wonderful artist and he is now started his own You Tube channel and is offering fantastic art lessons for anyone.
Lunch doodles with Mo Willems: Welcome to Mo’s Studio! In his first lunch doodle (Eastern US time), Mo welcomes you into his studio at home and guides you through drawing activities using one of his favourite characters as inspiration. Children can send the Kennedy Centre your drawings and questions for Mo for possible inclusion in the next episode: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kennedy Centre, Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8
Go Noodle: GoNoodle is a favourite in school. Have a go at home!
Guided Relaxation and Mindfulness for Children, Peace Out: Peace Out Guided Relaxation for children includes a series of guided relaxations and visualisations. Enjoy!
A Wellbeing Journal for Children: This is a lovely resource for children providing positive activities to support wellbeing.
Guided Exercise Videos: Joe Wicks the PE Coach has some great exercise videos that children and families alike can enjoy and benefit from.
RTE Junior do ten-minute exercise activities in Irish or English language. The children usually love them and it is a great way to stay active throughout the day.
‘Teacher’s Pet’ website. This wonderful website provides free home learning resources packs covering different subject areas and including lots of great ideas for learning.
Dance mat typing: A wonderful interactive typing resource for children. It can done independently and is a great skill developer.
Scoilnet This is the Department of Education and Skills official website for learning. It covers the National Curriculum and it offers lots of advice for parents, teachers etc. at this time.