The activities/website listed on this website are available for you to look at. Scoil Mhuire are not promoting these, we are just bringing them to your attention and your use of these is entirely up to each individual. Some of them will be very useful and age appropriate for your child and some will not, please don't feel as if we expect you to sign up to any of these.
I am emailing on behalf of the SSPC, a pharmaceutical research company based in the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick.
We have recently launched our ‘Backyard Science’ campaign. This is an online campaign we are running across our social media each week, throughout the month of June. The aim of this campaign is to allow primary school pupils a chance to engage with science and STEM subjects in fun and different ways at home. We also hope to promote a sense of sustainability as many of our challenges ask for recyclable materials to be used.
Each week, we will set a challenge on a Monday, and students have until Friday of the same week to enter. These challenges will be different each week, so there will be something for everyone. Each week we are offering an amazing prize to our winner, while also offering a ‘SSPC Teacher Box’ for the class of the winner.
I have linked below our post on Twitter detailing how to enter. This post is also available on our Instagram account. We believe getting involved in this campaign would be of great benefit to your school. Not to mention lots of fun too! If this is something you would be interested in getting involved with, we just ask that you circulate this information to your students and anyone else you think would be interested.
Our award-winning children's monthly news magazines are now online and free for all to access. Dear Principal,
Stephen here from News Mag Media, publishers of curriculum-linked monthly news magazines for primary schools. News Flash (2nd - 4th), The Primary Planet (4th - 6th) and Eipic (Irish-language mag for 11+) are now online and free for all schools, teachers, pupils and families to enjoy. Just click the button below and see how our news mags engage, inform and inspire over 90,000 young readers every month.
READ OUR NEWS MAGAZINES BY CLICKING HERE
KIDS ART & STORY COMPETITION.We are delighted to announce this fantastic competition for our younger Titanic enthusiasts. Something to keep them challenged and entertained over the next few weeks and fits right in with the history curriculum for April! Check out our video for details!
Most homes will have a “bits-and-bobs” box or a bosca somewhere with nets, buttons, lids, wrapping paper etc. Now is a good time to use those recyclables and create a piece of artwork. Children should be encouraged to be original, be creative – and don’t forget to take a picture!
A very useful online forum with a wide array of resources (emphasis on free tools). Resources are organised into theme pages and the website is easy to navigate.
Created by teachers, ideal for home education, it has lots of appealing games, stories, worksheets etc. It is offering a free month’s subscription (enter offer code: IRLTWINKLHELPS).
A collection of resources as Gaeilge – cláir, físeáin, cluichí, tomhais agus srl.
Ask about Ireland
A treasure trove of resources with an Irish interest, focusing on our national culture.
A collection of tools, apps, ideas and sites to support Irish Primary pupils working at home, compiled by Ciara Reilly primary-school teacher and lecturer in education with Marino Institute.
Another resource created by primary school teacher Tom O’Connor which is ideal for anyone who has a house full of League of Ireland fans this morning. Free themed lessons focused on Irish soccer clubs.
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
Learn to programme interactive games, stories and animations.
Non-profit site with provides free video tutorials in maths and reading.
Subscription-based learning experience that provides curriculum-aligned maths and English content from junior infants up to sixth year.
National Geographic Kids
Learn about science, geography and history.
Nasa Kids’ Club
Child-friendly resource where kids can learn about science and space.
I am an Artist
A visual arts initiative comprising 30 short TV programmes (each 6 minutes in length), an interactive website with slideshows, lessons, weblinks and interactive games, providing a stimulating collection of curriculum-mapped resources.
First of all, we at Amnesty would like to thank you very much for the work you're putting in to help children keep up with their studies during these unprecedented times.
I am writing to you on behalf of The Tipperary Food Producers Network. As you are probably aware, The Tipperary Food Network is a community of businesses working in the artisan food and beverage sector in County Tipperary. We are one of the largest food networks in Ireland with a total of 32 members and growing.
We know this time is hard for you the teachers, the parents and kids alike. We are missing our great schools and teachers and kids are missing structure and their friends. Like all of us, we are sure you are adapting to this new normal as best you can.
Last year we launched our Tipperary Food Tour Book – Kids Edition and toured 30 Primary Schools in Tipperary with our new book and a Virtual Reality tour experience of some of our producer’s farm locations in the classrooms. Did you know this video is live on our website? Simply click the link below to find out more and share this fun and educational school tour with your kids: https://virtualtour.tipperaryfoodproducers.ie/#take-the-tour
We have also added a FREE downloadable 9-page ACTIVITY BOOK for parents to print at home and use which is attached to this email or on this web link. We would be delighted if you could include this activity book on the homework list in the coming weeks for all the children: https://virtualtour.tipperaryfoodproducers.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Tipperary-food-tour-activity-book.pdf
We hope you and your school kids find value in learning about Food Producers in Tipperary, what they have to offer and how food is produced.
Wishing you the best in the coming weeks and months ahead.
Con Traas, Chairman and all the members of Tipperary Food Producers Network.
Amnesty International Ireland
We know how challenging it must be to put your classes together so we would like to show our appreciation by offering you some free teaching resources to download. Hopefully you can use these activities to include human rights in your pupils' home learning.
DOWNLOAD TEACHING RESOURCES
Attached above is a flyer about an art competition that we would like every
student in Ireland to take part in. It is to honour someone that they
think has done something important or kind during this time of Covid-19.
Hopefully it will be something that they will enjoy doing and good for
their well-being. Can we ask you to distribute this leaflet to all
students and/or art teachers. The website, which can be linked to from
the flyer, is easy to use for students of all ages. (drawourheroes.ie)
This competition is run by businessman Richard Mulcahy, and is his way
of honouring his two brothers who are on the front-line and is kindly
sponsored by Uniphar Group.
Poetry Day IrelandPoetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 30 April 2020 and the theme is 'There will be time' Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own online event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate.
Home activities for children.
Some good web site for activities.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We have received several requests to extend access to our Emmaus Online Video Library and music resources to families in schools and parishes, as well as to various faith communities and ministry networks, by way of offering some spiritual support to them during the Covid19 Pandemic and to also help them celebrate Holy Week and Easter.
In response to this need we have prepared a complimentary resource kit of online videos and music downloads for children and adults.
Follow this link for access to the kit.
Spiritual Resource Kit
is now offering a package for students, so that families can access our full platform from the comfort of their home during this pandemic!
SALE NOW ON!
START YOUR FREE TRIAL NOW
Make sure you tell all of your PARENTS, TEACHERS & PRINCIPALS about our FREE TRIAL!
WHAT YOU GET?
DANCE LESSONS WITH IRELAND'S TOP DANCERS
MINDFULNESS COLOURING PAGES
DANCE, DRAMA & MATH COLOURING PAGES
Free science experiments
that can be conducted from home.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are making available online some of our Let's Experiment With... series of books for free!
Follow the link to our most recent blog post where the first number of experiments and notes are available from our Air series.
We will be updating this blog post with more experiments and notes so be sure to check in on it.
We encourage you to share this blog on your social media accounts using the icons at the bottom of this email, with whomever you choose to ensure that learning can continue at home in a fun engaging manner.
We hope you are all staying safe, staying clean and staying home. We will get through this together.
As you prepare your lessons for the final term, CJ Fallon would like to remind you of all the the FREE online resources available during this home schooling period. Please share these links with your pupils' parents if it is helpful in delivering your lessons.
Teachers, parents and pupils can access the online versions of all CJ Fallon books for free. Simply click here and filter to your required title.
We hope this ezine finds you well. Distance teaching has become a new challenge for all teachers. SEAI would like to help with some educational and fun activities for your students. Below you will find some online resources you can share with your students for both primary and post- primary.
-The School's team
Take a quiz!Have your students take some of Guzzler's quizzes to test their knowledge
Junior Quiz 1 - spot the difference and colour in
Junior Quiz 2 - spot the difference and a maze puzzle
Senior Quiz 1 - find ways to save energy and questions
Senior Quiz 2 - this is a crossword and a fill in the blanks exercise.
We really enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on Thursday. All children made a very creative effort with their costumes! Well done to everyone on their fantastic costumes which represented their favourite book characters.
Here are some pictures of the experiments which were carried out during Science Week.