The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until May 17th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings will re-open to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect from Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Resources for Primary School children

Online Literacy and Educational resources for Primary School children

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This collection provides a list of free literacy and educational resources for primary school children.

www.seomraranga.com/links/

The links on this site are just suggestions of websites that teachers may wish to visit to complement their classroom teaching. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each individual teacher or school to determine whether the links provided are suitable for children to visit.

 

http://fun2write.com/letters.shtml

This site offers free printable pages to help toddlers and young school going children with everything from letter recognition to number recognition, math, time and fractions

 

http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/

This site contains practical, easy to use resources that can be used to develop literacy and numeracy skills of the emergent learner.

www.scoilnet.ie/

Students and teachers can access over 20,000 resources shared by Primary and Post-Primary teachers anytime, anywhere. Search materials by class/year group, subject, strand, and learning outcomes.

 

www.askaboutireland.ie/links/public-library-informatio/education/educational-resources/

The Learning Zone section of the Ask about Ireland website provides learning and teaching materials for primary and secondary students. Content is created by teachers and librarians in Ireland and meets the requirements of the Irish curriculum. The website includes over 75,000 photos, interactive activities, games, maps, videos, audios and ebooks. Also provided are teachers’ notes for the primary school sections.

 

www.edco.ie/

www.gillexplore.ie

www.cjfallon.ie

During COVID 19 the major publishers of schoolbooks in Ireland including the above three are making their online education resources for primary and secondary students available free of charge, including ebooks, podcasts, games and puzzles. 

www.handwritingpractice.net/

This site lets you create custom handwriting practice worksheets.

 

www.gillexplore.ie/

Gill Education has provided Over the Moon English resources for junior infants to second class children on their site

 

www.padlet.com/ciarareillymarino/primarydistancelearning

Created by Ciara Reilly, a former primary teacher who is now a lecturer in education with expertise in ICT and digital education at Marino Institute of Education.

 

www.cula4.com

This free Irish app from TG4 is aimed at two groups: Cúla4 na nÓg is aimed at under-sixes, while Cúla4 is aimed at older children. The site includes TV shows, games and a creativity sections.

 

www.khanacademy.org/

Nonprofit site that provides free video tutorials in maths and reading

 

www.literacytrust.org.uk/free-resources/

To support families during the current school closures we've developed a comprehensive web portal, grouped by age, with links to lots of free home-learning activities.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.