Information for parents

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Clubs for kids

Check out some sports clubs in the area that might interest your child

Sport

Social and Homework

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Educational websites

General

Seomra Ranga 

Seomra Ranga was created by a Dublin primary school teacher in 2007 and features a range of free activities and resources, such as flashcards, poetry books, and educational bingo games.

www.seomraranga.com

 

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an international website that is highly recommended by many teachers and parents. Courses are broken up into multiple subjects and classes, helping you to create a personalised educational course for your child.

www.khanacademy.org

 

Education.com

Education.com’s Learning Library contains a plethora of fun worksheets for primary level children, such as word searches, colouring books and writing exercises.

www.education.com/resources

 

RTÉ Learn

RTÉ Learn contains tonnes of different activities for children as well as access to episodes of last year’s Home School Hub.

www.rte.ie/learn

 

Maths 

Top Marks 

Top Marks splits activities into age groups and levels ranging from the ‘Teddy Numbers’ game that helps toddlers learn to count to two-minute subtraction challenges for older children.

www.topmarks.co.uk

 

Tablestest.com 

Help your children learn their times tables by testing them on tablestest.com 

www.tablestest.com

 

Prodigy.com 

Kids can play the Prodigy maths game for free on prodigy.com to help them learn equations in a fun and interactive way.

www.prodigygame.com

 

Omni Calculator

Omni Calculator has over 1700 free calculators, for everything from math and chemistry to sports, available on its website.

www.omnicalculator.com

English

Collins Connect 

Access Collins’ reading resources and activities, no sign-up required, on the website’s school portal.

www.connect.collins.co.uk

 

Knoword 

Knoword has classroom vocabulary games and quizzes on its website to help enhance students’ knowledge.

www.playknoword.com

 

Handwriting Practice

You can find worksheets to help students learning to write on handwritingpractice.net

 

Oxford Owl 

Oxford Owl has an extensive free e-book library as well as reading activities for all ages and phonics lessons available on its website.

www.home.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

Audible Stories 

For those who struggle to sit down and read a book, Amazon’s Audible platform has a library of free audiobooks of all genres and levels for kids available on its website and app.

www.stories.audible.com

SESE History Geography and Science

National Geographic Kids

You can find interactive games, videos, and fact sheets about everything from animals to the world's wonders and climate change on National Geographic’s dedicated kids' website.

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

 

BBC Teach 

BBC Teach provides educational videos for children on topics ranging from nature to drama but teachers particularly like the website for its historical content.

www.bbc.co.uk/teach

 

History of Cork

Any rebel parent wanting to teach their kids a little more about the rich history of Cork can lead them to this website for a crash course aimed at 5th and 6th class students.

www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone

 

Virtual exhibitions

Take your child on a virtual field trip with the National Museum of Ireland and London Zoo's free online exhibits.

 

NASA STEM Engagement

NASA has created a website dedicated to teaching children about science, technology, and space with tons of content for every age.

www.nasa.gov/stem

 

Frugal Fun

Frugal Fun was created by an American mom who has been homeschooling her five children since long before Covid hit. Check out her Lego activities and STEM content for fun educational games.

www.frugalfun4boys.com

 

Ask About Ireland

Learn everything you need to know about Irish history and geography from Ask About Irelands’ learning zone. Content is filtered by class and subjects.

www.askaboutireland.ie