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Here are some resources that can help at home during this time of school closure

  • www.scoilnet.ie
  • https://padlet.com/parteensolosinging/zfdq5n59llog
  • In light of the COVID-19 situation with school closures, we found a solution to make it as easy as possible for every student, teacher and parent to access our Primary e-books. All you need to do is visit www.edcolearning.ie to access your free e-books and digital resources.
    We created a common account which you can use to access everything you need to keep you going over the coming weeks. There is no need to register for a new account. Simply log in to www.edcolearning.ie/login with the username primaryedcobooks and the password edco2020
  • My name is Jonathan Seaton, and I am the CEO of Twinkl. In light of recent developments in relation to Covid-19, we here at Twinkl want to support all pupils, parents and teachers should the decision be made to close primary schools in Ireland. We are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to Twinkl.ie. This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. We’d like your support to get this message out.

Helping to keep students reading

During school closures, we want to make sure that every child has access to daily reading, which is why we are announcing access to over 6,000 digital books with myON, as well as myON News, which provides daily news articles reviewed by child psychologists, helping to ensure students make sense of current events.

myON links with both Star Reading and Accelerated Reader quizzes and offers practical literacy tools and supports through myON Projects. Now freely available for students to use!

Just click on the following link to get started https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html

Click on the i for information about each book including the AR quiz number.

We have a new tab on our website with lots of information about using Accelerated Reader at home. Click on it anytime to see how your child can use Accelerated Reader at home.

Also read on until the end to see information about resources available on our website during this time of school closure.

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Your child can contiue to use accelerated reader at home during this time of school closure. 

1. Check to see if the book they are reading is on the system by following this link

 https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/default.aspx

2. Click on the following link to the website where your child can access their account. Note the numbers at the end must match excatly to find the right website.

 https://ukhosted77.renlearn.co.uk/2261654/

3. If your child does not have access to a large selection of books there is a huge selection of Articles on Accelerated Reader on a wide variety of subjects for your child to read and take quizzes on. Encourage them to do at least one a day. To access them click on Accelerated Reader Artciles when your child logs in.

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4. If you have any issues logging in or you you can contact us by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would more detailed instructions on anything else you can click on any of the following links and they will provide you with all of the information that you need.

The following website also has excellent resources available to help with your child's reading with quizzes on the recent World Book Day books. It also has author videos and much more. http://takethequiz.co.uk/

Take a look at our new subjects tab. At the moment we have links for Maths websites, literacy including websites for reading and a daily PE lesson for the children. More stuff will be posted here regularly so keep checking back during this time of school closure.

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12 March, 2020 - Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach.

In order to minimise the impact on teaching and learning all schools will be asked to continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to do so. Schools are asked to be conscious of students that may not have access to online facilities and to consider this actively in their response.

Schools are asked to prioritise supporting exam classes to continue to prepare for State examinations.

Physical classes in universities and higher education facilities will not be held during the closure. Institutions can make other arrangements for teaching and learning and other activities in line with their business continuity plans and contingency planning. 

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said:

“I am deeply conscious of the impact that school and education setting closures have on students, on families and on the wider community. This is a necessary and proportionate measure that we are taking as a pro-active measure to help contain the threat of Covid-19.

“This is the right decision at the right time. It is taken in the best interests of our children, our young people, our school and college communities and our wider society.

“At this point in time the closure is planned for two weeks, from tomorrow until 29 March. The Government, in conjunction with the public health authorities, will keep the situation under ongoing review. Any change to that date will be communicated widely.

“Pupils should take their books and learning materials home with them this evening.

“This is a very challenging time for our pupils, our teachers, our students and our colleagues in further and higher education.

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine – we all live in one another’s shadow. If there was ever a time for us to appreciate how closely we are connected, how much what we do matters to others, how much we rely on each other, this is it. This is a time where we all need to work together for the best possible outcome for our students. The support of everyone across the sector is vital, as we all strive to ensure that this threat is dealt with as effectively as possible.”

The Department of Education and Skills will remain open and will continue to provide supports to the education sector at this time.

The Department of Education and Skills has been liaising closely on a continual basis with the Department of Health in relation to Coronavirus/Covid-19 since early January. This will continue.

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Note for editors

The Taoiseach has announced that these measures will take effect from 6pm Thursday 12 March

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