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Ransboro National School does not maintain any of the web sites provided as links below so it assumes no responsibility for their contents, nor does any link constitute an endorsement of any other site, its sponsor or its contents. These links are just suggestions of websites that parents may wish to visit while pupils are not in school. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each individual parent to determine whether the links provided are suitable for children to visit.


Prim-Ed – Downloadable work packs for each class level in Maths, English, Science and Cross-Curricular

https://www.rte.ie/learn/ – RTÉ Home School – school on TV mornings from 11-12

https://www.newsmagmedia.ie/ – Primary Planet children’s free magazine

https://www.prim-ed.ie/blog/post/parent-information-centre/ - Free printable learn at home packs on variety or topics



http://leitrimcoco.ie/eng/Community-Culture/Arts/ - link to lots of useful sites for children


https://www.turtlediary.com/ – variety of games and quizzes

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html – click on the appropriate class  – lots of nice science/ creative videos and stories with it broken down into days

https://www.brainpop.com/ – sections for every subject and lots of topics – make movies/take quizzes

http://www.readwritethink.org/ – Read Write Think

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize – BBC Bitesize learning area

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/ – Ask About Ireland Learning Zone for primary pupils of different age groups

http://www.nurseryrhymes4u.com/ – Nursery Rhymes and Tongue Twisters

https://www.seomraranga.com/ – lots of resources including a daily quiz that children can participate in

https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources – lots of free resources/worksheets for all class levels and subjects – (enter offer code: IRLTWINKLHELPS) – also now has interactive games for learning tables/spelling/phonics/fractions etc – ‘twinklgo’ – included in free package for parents

https://www.senteacher.org/ – lots of printables suitable for a variety of levels

https://www.cloughfinns.com/home-school-links/ – links to resources for each class level from this Donegal primary school

https://www.edhelper.com/ – maths/English/STEM worksheets

https://www.teachervision.com/ – now free access for all – worksheets and resources in all areas

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home–free-resources-for-school-closures.html# Learn at Home Free Resources from Scholastic

Special Educational Needs

https://ncse.ie/online-resources – selection of OT, SLT and more general resources in booklets

https://www.senteacher.org/ – SEN Teacher


https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ – Grow in Love is the Religious Education programme for primary schools. They have allowed access for parents and teachers to the class books and all of the online resources during this time. Log in using the email address trial@growinlove.ie and the password growinlove

Book Companies

Educational book companies are now offering free access to all textbooks until the end of the school year. Your children can access their own and other similar textbooks online.



https://www.folensonline.ie/ - click register – teacher – fill in username, email, password – for roll number use code Prim20



https://100wc.net/ – 100 Word Challenge, good for creative writing

https://sightwords.com/ – Sight Words

https://readtheory.org/ – Read Theory, to practise comprehension skills

https://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1447 – Freerice, good for vocabulary development

Nessy App or www.nessy.com/free-trial/signup

Nessy also have videos on youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/greenandfriendly

Epic Reading App – thousands of free books online or https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.getepic.com/&sa=D&ust=1584018456759000&usg=AFQjCNGpaUkIzI2j9i9i9Grc9KyBlsalSA

https://readingeggs.co.uk/ - Reading Eggs – free trial –

www.readingatoz.com - Reading A-Z

www.ixl.com – English section per class – 20 free questions daily

www.twinkl.co.ie/offer and enter code IRLTWINKLHELPS for free access to powerpoints, games, songs, rhymes, stories, worksheets



https://www.storylineonline.net/ – stories read aloud

https://www.storyberries.com/  online collection of easy to read stories/ comics/ poems

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ – Oxford Reading Tree books online

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ – David Walliams is releasing a free audio book each day

https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ – Pictures to prompt writing or story telling

https://www.spellingcity.com/ – 30 day free trial – can create word lists and play games based on the words your child is studying

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – Teach Your Monster to Read – teaches letter sounds, phonics, sentence formation through games. App available also

Squeebles Spelling App – another good app for learning spellings

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen – Free stories on Audlible now for children during school closures


www.ixl.com – Maths section per class – 20 free questions daily – breaks down each strand of cuuriculum



https://www.coolmath4kids.com/ – Maths games covering lots of strands – pupils will enjoy!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button – Mental maths games

https://www.fun4thebrain.com/ – Lots of maths games

https://www.themathsfactor.com/ – Maths games from Carol Vorderman



www.edco.ie/bua – select mac or pc – select class level and download file – click on file to install & follow onscreen instruction – Bua Na Cainte icon will appear on desktop – click on it to open – Login:trial – Password:trial  – this is to download the resources to accompany the Bua Na Cainte scheme we use in school

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/froebel-department-primary-and-early-childhood-education/eleathanach – ELeathanach ó Maynooth University, suitable for senior classes

https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish – Learn Irish with Duolingo

Briathra na Gaeilge – free app


https://www.gonoodle.com/ – most classes use this and pupils love it

https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv – Joe Wicks is doing a live PE lesson for children on his Youtube channel every morning at 9am.

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/ – Can click on Gaeilge for the added challenge of instructions in Irish!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xt8352nbd6196ho/GAA_Heroes_Colouring_Book.pdf?dl=0 – GAA Heroes Colouring Book

SESE (History/Geography/Science)

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/ – Dublin Zoo webcams

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ – National Geographic Kids

https://dublinrising.withgoogle.com/welcome/ – Dublin Rising – 1916 Virtual Tour

https://www.ducksters.com/ – Ducksters – History, Geography and Science for kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/science/ – National Geographic for Kids – Science

https://www.met.ie/education/school-resources – Resources About the Weather from Met Éireann

https://www.plan.ie/programmes-overview/development-education/resources/ – Development Education Resources

https://www.toporopa.eu/en/ – Toporopa – learn lots of geography facts


https://www.alarms.org/kidrex/ – Child-friendly Search Engine

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ – DK Findout, lots of interesting information

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome%21 – Free Access to World Book Online Encyclopaedia through Scoilnet

https://www.kiddle.co/ – Kiddle – Search Engine for kids

https://duckduckgo.com/ – Duck Duck Go – Search Engine for kids


https://www.classicsforkids.com/ – Classics for Kids

https://dabbledoomusic.com/ – 6 week free music introductory course

https://toytheater.com/category/music/ – Create musical compositions and record them


Lots of Galleries/Museums/Libraries have Virtual Tours which you can take and resources and printable for pupils.

https://chesterbeatty.ie/exhibitions/chester-beatty-online/ – Chester Beatty Library

https://www.themodel.ie/inside-out/ - The Model, Sligo

https://panoramicireland.com/guide-to-ireland/360-degree-panoramas-of-ireland/trinity-college-360-degree-panorama – The Long Room in Trinity College

https://www.nli.ie/en/vt/online-tour-of-the-main-library.aspx – National Library of Ireland

https://www.virtualvisittours.com/national-gallery-of-ireland/ – National Gallery of Ireland

https://www.museum.ie/Natural-History/Exhibitions/Current-Exhibitions/3D-Virtual-Visit-Natural-History – Natural History Museum

https://www.virtualvisittours.com/national-museum-of-ireland-country-life/ – Museum of Country Life

https://www.virtualvisittours.com/national-museum-of-ireland-archaeology/ – National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

http://www.numbertwentynine.ie/explore/virtual-experience – Number Twenty Nine – Georgian House Museum

http://pearsemuseum.ie/online-tour/ – The Pearse Museum

https://www.virtualvisittours.com/titanic-experience-cobh/ – The Titanic Experience, Cobh

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne – The Louvre, Paris

https://www.annefrank.org/en/museum/web-and-digital/ – Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2020-03/vatican-museums-virtual-tours-coronavirus.html – Vatican Museums

https://www.guggenheim.org/plan-your-visit/guggenheim-from-home – Guggenheim Museum, New York

https://www.italyguides.it/en/campania/pompeii – Pompeii, Naples

https://www.nasa.gov/glennvirtualtours – NASA Glenn Research Tours

https://oh.larc.nasa.gov/oh/ – NASA Langley Research Tours