Educational Support

While Your Child is Off School

While your child is not in school, this page can provide important online links.


Your child’s class may use seesaw as a way for you to communicate and them to complete tasks. Login to the parent journal on a computer, or via the app- available on your phone.

Classroom communities with pupils, parents and teachers. This is the Class Dojo online site. Remember to download the app

Check out our school apps and websites! Keep up to date with newsdesk, relax with some games. Access Google Classroom through the apps section. Login with your c2k username and password and use the internet safely.

Your pupil may have access to Google classroom, if you are unsure how to access this here is a helpsheet.

Newsdesk is a very useful tool for schools to develop children’s fluency in reading, comprehension and writing skills. The Newsdesk Hour will be in operation from Monday 23 March where children can listen to interesting articles, watch video content and write about what they have read of learned. Children can also take a picture and upload it onto School Reporter section of the main Newsdesk site. The activities and topics are updated daily
 Reading and Literacy

Both online and apps are available. Nessy programs are based in Dyslexia research and designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those who learn differently,

Teach Your Monster
This is free to register online and at times the app is also available for free. Great app beginning at initial sounds and supporting learning to read.

12 children’s e-books which can be downloaded free of charge.

Literacy Shed
Here at Literacy Shed we aim to provide teachers with high quality films and animations that can be used in the primary classroom to enhance the teaching of reading and writing.

Please note spelling is American but some lovely stories to listen to, word match activities, quizzes and information about authors

Oxford Owl
Although based around the English curriculum, this is a useful website to support your child and their learning, as well as giving you support and resources.

Growing Book By Book
A great resource for story time.

Accelerated Reader Online Books
This is a paid programme/service used by many schools to support reading and comprehension. During School Closures they are offering FREE ACCESS for STUDENTS to many books, lots of genres.

A fantastic resource currently FREE during school closures. You can sign up your child yourself, or use a login from school (if they have one)

The Maths Factor
FREE!! The Maths Factor FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.

Math Drills
Discover over 50 thousand math worksheets on a variety of school topics. PDF math worksheets are easy to print or download.

Primary Games
FREE maths games.

Number Fun
FREE of charge for one month. The portal contains over 200 song video presentations, accompanied by their respective resources for learning and teaching mathematics. There are four age ranges and nine themes in each age range to include: number and place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; fractions, ratio and proportion; measurement; shape; position and direction; statistics; algebra; and, extras.

Some of our pupils use Numicon to support their learning and develop an understanding for number. This is their information guide for parents.

Oxford Owl Maths
This has an overview and general ideas and support
 World Around Us

Develop your pupils' thinking skills and enhance your science teaching. Explorify is a free digital resource thay is easy to use.

NASA Kids Club brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

National Geographic Kids
A great resource to find out more about our world and nature.

Learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries.

Natural History Museum
Free resources for the World Around Us programme.

Tate Kids
Explore art and artists at the Tate gallery.
 Being Active

Go Noodle
FREE resources with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts

BBC Super Movers
Super Movers is helping children across the UK to get physically active with curriculum linked videos.

PE With Joe
‘The Body Coach’ / Joe Wicks doing FREE online PE lessons
 Programming / Coding

Develop interactive stories, games and animations.

Purple Mash
FREE sign up! Click the link. A great Embed computing and digital skills across your whole curriculum with award-winning teaching and learning software for KS1 and KS2

Blockly Games
Blockly Games. Games for tomorrow's programmers.

CCEA resource using Minecraft to explore the Vikings.

Swift Playgrounds
Programming available on Apple devices.
 Life Skills / Soft Skills
Framework of skills, activities and how to do
Resources to support areas of learning
 Other Useful Links

Autism NI
Free resources to support your child in a visual manner. Including pictures for a schedule of daily activities and HAND WASHING schedule.

Accessibility in Microsoft
Built within Microsoft online products is Immersive Reader!! Incredible support which can read to you, find syllables, locate nouns/adjectives and so much more.

Spread The Happiness
Lots of FREE Dough Disco and activities. Including on Spread the Happiness TV.

BBC Bitesize
A wide variety of resources for Primary and Secondary pupils. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.

What's your favourite word? Mine is free! And that's exactly what Twinkl have done this month! They've got a membership package you can sign up for for a month absolutely free! Get signed up and let the fun begin by entering UKTWINKLHELPS

Draw With Rob
Rob Biddulph, an author and artist is doing FREE videos showing how to draw characters.

ICT Games
A website with on-screen games for literacy and numeracy.

CJ Fallon
CJ Fallon Ireland's foremost educational publishers. A range of primary and post-primary online text books. CJ Fallon is now providing FREE access to its online books until the end of this school term. This access applies to all teachers, pupils and parents.

Primary Resources
FREE worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary pupils, parents and teachers.

BBC Teach
Resources for teaching pupils at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Northern Ireland

Top Marks
A great resource for all subjects. Select 'Keystage year' from 'Select Age Group', pick your subject and away you go! Great for those who love Hit The Button

Nerve Belfast
An hubbub of technology enthusiasm, training courses, community outreach programmes, long-term PROJECTS.

Into Film
There are a range of primary age activities which include application of film knowledge, critical thinking and literacy skills.

Middletown Centre for Autism
Providing visuals, social stories and resources for FREE

Stuart Montgomery
A Northern Irish ICT specialist teacher doing daily lessons on his YouTube channel.

FREE 21 day trial for visual symbols and more

Creativity at home, FREE online resources and art online.

Sensory Play
This is a list of sensory play activities and includes recipes. Useful for ANY AGE of pupil or yourselves to help reduce anxiety, increase fun and Take the pressure off.

Play-based Learning
Lots of play based learning ideas, activities and opportunities. Learning 4 Kids is a site aimed at parents.

Via their Twitter page they are doing daily build challenges.

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