School Closure- COVID-19

Dear Parents,

Please find some useful links and information below:

Communication Platforms to Support Distance Learning

PDST has curated a page with information on various digital platforms in one location, which schools may wish to consider when exploring to support distance learning with pupils.

Curricular Support

All Curricular Areas

Scoilnet is the official Department of Education and Skills hub containing over 20,000 online resources, which can be accessed according to class level, curricular area & curricular strand


Oxford Owl has a comprehensive list of eBooks for ages 3-11 on this site

This website provides a free online collection of easy to read stories, poems and comics for children of all ages

This website provides many challenges for pupils in English and Maths for all class levels. While it is subscription based, teachers can set up accounts for a free trial period for pupils

This website allows you to create handwriting worksheets for all class levels. It caters for a variety of handwriting styles

All library members can download books for free by downloading the BorrowBox app using your library barcode and pin number



This site has a wide range of maths activities categorised by age and maths strands

This website has mathematics tutorials, tests and games for pupils of all primary school class levels

This website has a huge range of mathematics and other curricular activities, games and activities for all class levels

Here you can find a range of interactive maths games categorised by class level (junior infants-second class (KS1) and 3rd-6th class (KS2))


Microsoft DreamSpace HomeSpace  series begins with their MakeCode platform – micro:bit, Arcade and Minecraft and some other areas such as python programming

This website helps pupils to learn to program interactive games, stories and animations



Is féidir cuardach a dhéanamh ar líne do na háiseanna atá ar fáil do theagasc na Gaeilge nó don teagasc trí Ghaei

Tá an iomarca cláir, achmhannaí agus cluichí ar an suíomh gréasáin seo



Teachers, pupils and parents can access the Veritas Grow in Love and Soul Seekers online series by logging in with the following details Email: Password: growinlove


Physical Education

Go Noodle has a wide range of movement video routines to help keep children active every day

Dance classes, stretching tips and challenges for children from 8+


Social Environmental and Scientific Education (History, Geography and Science)

The National Geographic has a wide range of videos, games and quizzes which relate to History, Geography and Science

Get pupils closer to nature with these 50 things to do outdoors. Parents can print off the simple tasks and pupils can tick off the activities as they complete them


Visual Arts

This Irish visual arts website has short videos, slideshows, lessons and projects for primary school pupils

Illustrator Jarrett Lerner has a number of unfinished comic strips here which can be printed off and completed



An interactive site with a collection of music animations suitable for pupils in senior classes



This website has hundreds of improvisation games for pupils of all ages


Additional Education Needs

NCSE has created a range online resources for teachers and parents of pupils with additional needs


Home Activities

Several lists of other activities for pupils to complete at home created by Irish educators are available at the following links

Padlet is an application where a range of digital resources, such as online tools, Powerpoints and websites can be stored together. These are three collections which have been put together by Irish teachers and lecturers for primary school pupils

Ciara Reilly Lecturer in ICT & Digital Education in Marino College of Education

Fiona Farry Principal of Cloughfin N.S., Co. Donegal & PDST ICT Tutor

Niamh Brady is a teacher and PDST Facilitator

Dr. Susan Pike, Lecturer in Geography Education St. Patrick’s College, DCU

The INTO still has their excellent range of practical tips and tricks on home-based learning on their website

Clara Fiorentini, Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education Marino Institute of Education


Primary School Book Publishers

Links to the following book publishers are below, which may assist schools and pupils where books remain in school

  1. (Folens)
  2. (CJ Fallon)
  3. (Edco)
  4. (Gill)

CPSMA 2021