Water Safety – PAWS

Primary Aquatics Water Safety Every child can learn water safety at home with this fantastic resource from Primary Aquatics Water Safety (PAWS). You will find videos, lesson plans and games on their website. Click here for more information.  

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Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Ireland AM As students face the transition from primary to secondary school, children and parents are preparing for the change. Clinical psychologist Joanna Fortune offers advice to parents and guardians in this interview which aired on Ireland AM on 27th May 2020. https://www.virginmediatelevision.ie/player/show/809/173181/0/Transition-from-Primary-to-Secondary

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UCD Festival at Home

UCD Festival @home The UCD Festival @home may have something that interests your family this weekend – everything from workshops to expert talks and from online tours to demonstrations. Ireland’s Global University’s annual festival may have had to move online this year, but all the inspiring, engaging, informative and fun activities of the regular festival remain. And you can experience it all from the comfort of your home. You can…

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STEM Challenges

STEM Challenges For those looking for something different, why not try some of these interesting engineering challenges? If you decide to try them, you are welcome to take a photo of your work and share it with your teacher. Engineering-Activities  

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Well-Being Activities

Mindfulness At Home Have you ever noticed that when you take a big slow breathe, that you feel calmer and more relaxed? When we have feelings of stress, worry, hyper or busy minds our breathing changes, we take short quick breathes that make our body feel tense. Breathing techniques are a helpful and easy way to get more oxygen back to our brain and give a sense of calmness and…

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Learning about time

Keeping the Learning Going At Home: Measuring a minute The following is an excerpt from an Irish Independent article you may find useful in helping your child learn about time. Children often hear phrases such as, “Just a minute” or “I’ll be with you in a minute”. In reality how long is that “minute” ? 20 seconds, 50 seconds, a minute, 5 minutes, 20 minutes, longer? Just a minute is…

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Let’s Play Ireland

Let’s Play Ireland Let’s Play Ireland is a whole of Government campaign led by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to promote the importance of play and to provide play resources for families during this time. Click the link for further information https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/lets-play-ireland/?referrer=/letsplayireland/

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