This section of our website will be dedicated to home learning ideas for children from Nursery to Primary 7.
It will be updated regularly with activity ideas, links, videos, photographs etc to support parents/ guardians.
This time at home with your wonderful children is a privilege. Yes, educational activities are very important, but it is equally as important to just BE with your children.
Spend quality time together, baking, cooking, playing, reading, talking.
We have invited you as parents to join Class Dojo.
This is a link to help parents access work for pupils during this school closure. We will update the work on a weekly basis.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ALWAYS SUPERVISE YOUR CHILD'S TIME ONLINE TO ENSURE THEIR SAFETY.
Do not panic if you are not able to upload what your child is doing. We will of course review anything uploaded but we will not be giving individual feedback.
Click on the image below to log in to Class Dojo.
Please accept the invite from class dojo that you have received. We would ask you to check your inbox and junk mailbox as some invites have appeared there. Once you have accepted the invite the class teacher can connect you to the class. For this to run smoothly, if you have not received a dojo invite please email the school email account firstname.lastname@example.org and give details of your child’s name, class and class teacher to ensure we have the most up to date and correct address before Friday 3rd April, 2020. Our school IT technician will continue working on this with school staff. Please note that connection to Class Dojo is via parent email address only.
If anyone does not have internet access on phones, tablets or computer please keep working on the first learning pack provided and we will continue to review and monitor this after Easter.
You can sign up for Class Dojo and connect to your child's class even if you haven't received an email invitation!
Click here for instructions on how to sign up if you have not received an email from your child's class teacher.
Click on the image below to bring you to the Study Ladder log in page.
Click on the image below to visit the Accelerated Reading log in page.
Click here for more instructions on how to quiz from home.
Click the image below to download a very useful resource for parents from RISE NI.
Staying Safe Online
See below for very useful tips from National Online Safety for pupils, parents and teachers on how to stay safe while learning online.
Please read the documents below from ThinkuKnow. They provide support to parents/guardians in keeping children safe when online.
The document below provides useful contact numbers for anyone who feels they may need further support.
The following websites have lots of brilliant resources available for children from Nursery to Primary 7.
Click on the images to visit the websites.
Search for activities to suit the age and ability of your children.
The website Twinkl are offering free membership to parents/ guardians during this time of school closure. Click on the image below to visit their Coronavirus support page.
BBC Bitesize website is offering daily lessons for children from Ages 5 - 15! Click on the image below to visit the website and have a look.
Children can earn Blue Peter Badges on the CBBC website by clicking on the image below!
BBC Teach are streaming LIVE LESSONS. Click on the image below to visit their website where you can view live lessons for Primary Schools.
RTE will also be broadcasting 'School on TV'. It will run from 11-12 Monday to Friday on RTE 2. It is also available on the RTE Player. Click on the image below to visit RTE Learn web page, where you will find a link to 'School on TV' on RTE Player.
Try Google animals!
For example, type 'what size is a wolf?' into your google search bar.
Click on 'view in 3D' under 'Meet a life-sized wolf up close'.
You will then be able to see the wolf on your camera app! A fun activity to do with your children!
See photos below of some of our staff and pupils already having lots of fun with Google animals.
COVID-19 Time Capsule
Click here to download a Time Capsule pack. It includes lots of activities for your children to complete. A item to look back on in future years to remind them of this time!
The Burnavon Theatre
The Burnavon Theatre are providing a weekly timetable of events and tutorials covering arts and crafts. music and entertainment.
See the image below for the activities they are currently running online via their Facebook and Youtube pages.
Make sure to follow the Burnavon Theatre on Facebook to keep up to date with their weekly events!
See the images below for a variety of free online activities, delivered by celebrities.
Click on the image below to visit the National Council for Special Education Website.
Here you will find lots of fantastic resources for children with Special Educational Needs, including Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy resources.
Please find below, a simple social story that may help your child understand the main points of our current situation. It provides information on how to stay safe. Many thanks to MIDDLETOWN CENTRE FOR AUTISM for creating this resource!
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, is delivering PE lessons on weekday mornings at 9:00am. Click on the image below for a link to his youtube channel.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Story telling and Yoga combined! Click on the image below to visit Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on Youtube.
- Click here to visit abcoaching.co.uk where you can register FREE to VIP Classroom for home coaching videos. These videos are aimed at supporting parents/guardians and children with physical education during this period of time at home.
Click here to download a great resource pack for parents to help their children continue to develop GAA skills from home.
Accelerated Reader have now made their online reading site MYON available for use at home. This is an excellent resource. Click on the image below to visit the MYON webiste.
Click on the image below to access Collins 'Big Cat' E-Books FREE of charge. These are especially beneficial for younger readers P1 - P3 who do not have access to Accelerated Reading. There are also lots of free worksheets on it which are linked to the reading books.
Special Parent Login:
This can be accessed in the Primary section under Teacher Sign In
Why not change up story time and have someone else read to you and your children? :)
Some children's authors are doing live story times on their social media channels. Listen to or watch their story readings by clicking on the links below:
Harry Potter at Home
J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World partners have launched Harry Potter at Home - a hub of information and activities for parents, children and carers to discover the magic of Harry Potter from the comfort of your own homes!
Click here to visit J.K Rowling's website and read more information about Harry Potter at Home.
Amazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages. As long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the link below:
You can keep your children reading with Libraries NI eBook service. If you're already a member you just need your membership number. If you're not a member, you can sign up on their website. Click on the image below to visit Libraries NI website.
Key Stage 1 children can work on their Phonics on a phone or tablet with a very useful app called Twinkl Phonics Suite.
Click on the image below to visit The Maths Factor website - a fun, educational website created by Carol Vorderman.
You can join the Maths Factor now for free.
KS2 Maths - Premier League Primary Stars Stick with Maths
Click on the PL Primary Stars image below to visit their website. Here, children can complete fun mathematical football puzzles!
Click on the image below to download a lovely story called 'Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus'. This story was created by a nurse called Molly Watts and is designed to help ease children's fears about the Coronavirus.
20 Activities for 20 Days
Getting Ready to Learn have published a fantastic document for young children including 20 activities for each of their programmes:
Happy Healthy Kids
Education Works in Pre-School
Ages and Stages (3-4 years)
The Big Bedtime Read
Don't forget to send photographs to your child's teacher of your children having a go at some of these activities on Class Dojo.
Teaching 2 and 3 year olds is a great website with lots and lots of ideas of activities you can do at home with younger children. Click on the image below to visit their website and browse their blog posts.
To support parents during this time at home, Veritas are granting FREE access to the Grow in Love online series. Click on the Grow in Love icon below to visit their homepage and login with the following details:
Why not try some mindful colouring while discussing some of our favourite GAA sports heroes? :)
Click on the image below to download a copy of the GAA Heroes colouring book.
Click on the image below to download the Ladies GAA Heroes colouring book.
Click on the image below to download a fantastic resource from Primary Science Teaching Trust and Science Sparks. This has lots of ideas of fun science activities that you and your children can do at home!
Please find below 4 fun ideas for home science experiments. Click on them to download instructions!
The Burnavon will be continuing to deliver their Traditional Music in Schools programme online!
Video lessons delivered by Donald Canavan and Ryan McGarrity will be available on the Burnavon Facebook page and on the Burnavon Youtube channel, each Wednesday at noon.
In order for pupils to continue with their musical journey, there will be videos to follow and any necessary support materials will be provided.
Maybe parents can work on their own instrumental talents too!
A lovely message from the Burnavon:
We hope that in the weeks ahead we can find solidarity in music, and afford the kids some welcome distraction through the content we will provide.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Marketing Officer Ciaran Woods by email: