Scoil Bhríde - Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
 

“Ar aghaidh linn le chéile” 

On behalf of the Board of Management, staff, parents and pupils, I warmly welcome you to our school website. We are a Catholic primary school with a special unit for children with autism. We continually strive to provide a caring, happy and secure learning environment, where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of our pupils are identified and addressed.. There is also a wonderful sense of community evident in our school and it is the vitality of staff and students and the support of parents that makes Scoil Bhríde Kilcullen truly unique. I hope you enjoy learning about our school and are encouraged to continue visiting both our school and our website.

Le gach dea-ghuí, 

Anne Flanagan, Principal

Covid-19 School Closure 2020

The following are some suggested links to various websites which might be of use as extension activities for your children during this school closure. These are only suggestions should you want your child to engage in any additional activities. Please do not feel you have to engage with any or all of them.


General:

Active Home Week  https://activeschoolflag.ie/index.php/active-home-week-2020/


The CPSMA website has a list of links to various resources/websites for children of all ages across a range of subjects: https://www.cpsma.ie/supporting-pupils-with-distance-learning/


Twinkl is an excellent resource, which teachers regularly use to supplement the children’s learning. Parents have free access to these resources for the duration of the school closure: https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/covid19-school-closure


Dabbledoo Music, which is the programme our teachers use with the children is now available for parents for free during the school closure: https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents


https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/100-challenge-ideas-for-home-learners/ (a variety of worksheets Junior Infants – 2nd Class)


https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html (this link has 3 free printable books – early years, 5 – 7 years, 7 – 11 years)


Parteen National School has created a very useful padlet which outlines a variety of websites/apps for all ages: https://padlet.com/parteensolosinging/zfdq5n59llog


Numeracy:

Maths Week Ireland is an excellent website with a variety of Maths activities to extend the children and provide alternative challenges which promote critical thinking:

https://www.mathsweek.ie/2019/maths-at-home/


Online Maths games: https://www.mathplayground.com/


Literacy:

Audiobooks from audible.com https://stories.audible.com/start-listen


Irish resources available on https://www.seomraranga.com/links/sen-links/


Irish language website/app: https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish


https://www.cula4.com/en/


For children in Sonas the following websites may provide resources:

https://ncse.ie/online-resources


http://www.thereddoorschool.com/resources.html?fbclid=IwAR0qjyIUJp6bW0R_mW8acEL98GA9bLZX_-FvAKwCGY15AN_IN6g02HPKMGA


http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/1143/Supporting%20Children%20with%20LD%20%26%20ASD%20with%20COVID%20Isolation.pdf 


http://info.stageslearning.com/free-emergency-curriculum-for-autism-home-education-during-covid-crisis 


https://www.senteacher.org/


Other activities:

Below is a list of other activities which the children can engage in at home to help keep their minds and bodies active:


https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/relaxation-techniques.pdf
  • A board game with family
  • Learn a musical instrument/song or Dabbledoo is free for all of our students to access 
  • Chess  http://movesforlife.ie/ is a great resource with chess challenges/projects
  • Art/Craft activities
  • Diary entries –we’re living history at the moment
  • Readers Theatre – great to get the family involved in reading together in a fun way
  • Lego
  • Family time – watch an age-appropriate movie with family 
  • Involve the children in simple jobs around the house/garden
  • Baking/life skills
  • S.T.E.M. challenges – Discover Primary Science activities or other design and build activities
  • Shared reading with a parent/older sibling
  • Listen to an audiobook (https://stories.audible.com/start-listen)
  • The Great Isolation Activity Book (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gasHX74OYHHH4hrrP5Y823FarA_TgnuI/view)

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