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Primary Remote Teaching and Learning Resources

Teachers - please click on the following links to access various resources, we hope you find them useful! 

 

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Scoilnet

Scoilnet supports Primary teachers in sharing and finding useful resources for the classroom click here to see the most popular resources in 2020 https://www.scoilnet.ie/review/2020/

 

NCSE publishes online resources specifically for children with special  educational needs - Irish National Teachers' Organisation

NCSE has a wide range of supports available to assist parents with remote teaching and learning. 

NCSE SUPPORTS FOR SCHOOLS AND PARENTS

FOR TEACHERS IN SPECIAL SCHOOLS AND SPECIAL CLASSES THAT ARE DELIVERING REMOTE TEACHING AND LEARNING

  • NCSE has a number of dedicated advisors in the area of behaviour, autism and other special educational needs. The NCSE is setting up a phone line where teachers in a special school or special class can speak directly to an advisor. This new phone number is 01 603 3233 (from Monday 11 January).
  • NCSE will be developing a brand new suite of short videos for teachers on how best to support children and young people with special educational needs when they are learning remotely. These will include tips and strategies for engaging learners with online learning as well as more general advice about supporting the well-being of students.
  • The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher Service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers. This service will continue to be delivered online.
  • Schools can continue to access NCSE online support https://ncse.ie/school-support provided in the form of telephone support, email support, or via video conferencing. Teachers in special classes and special schools can request support specific to their needs or the needs of the children in their school/class. Bespoke training is designed by NCSE Advisors, with input from Behaviour Practitioners, OTs and SLTs as required and will be delivered using appropriate online platforms.
  • Schools who established their first ASD Special Class for 2020/21 were assigned a link advisor during the 4 day training course in September/ October 2020. These advisors remain assigned to these classes and are available to provide support and advice to the special class teacher.
  • NCSE will continue to deliver a range of online seminars for teachers https://ncse.ie/for-schools/connect-teacher-professional-learning-events-catalogue covering a range of topics including supporting children with autism in school, positive behaviour management, assistive technology etc. These courses are designed to increase teachers’ capacity to support and teach students with special educational needs.
  • The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers. Visiting Teachers continue to be available to provide advice and support. Contact details for visiting teachers are available at https://ncse.ie/vt_contact_details. If teachers experience difficulties contacting their Visiting Teacher they should call 01 603 3200.

FOR TEACHERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS THAT ARE DELIVERING REMOTE TEACHING AND LEARNING

  • NCSE has created a dedicated phone line for teachers to seek advice with regard to delivering remote teaching and learning to children with special educational needs. Teachers calling this line can access a number of NCSE advisors with expertise in a range of special educational needs. This new phone number is 01 603 3233 (from Monday 11 January).
  • NCSE will be developing a brand new suite of short videos for teachers on how best to support children and young people with special educational needs when they are learning remotely. These will include tips and strategies for engaging learners with online learning as well as more general advice about supporting the well-being of students.
  • Schools will continue to have access to NCSE online support https://ncse.ie/school-support provided in the form of telephone support, email support, or via video conferencing. Teachers in in mainstream schools can request support specific to their needs or the needs of the children in their school/class. Bespoke training is designed by NCSE Advisors, with input from Behaviour Practitioners, OTs and SLTs as required and will be delivered using appropriate online platforms.
  • NCSE will be delivering a range of online seminars for teachers https://ncse.ie/for-schools/connect-teacher-professional-learning-events-catalogue covering a range of topics including supporting children with autism in school, positive behaviour management, assistive technology etc. These courses are designed to increase teachers’ capacity to support and teach students with special educational needs.
  • The NCSE has a whole range of resources https://ncse.ie/teacher-resources covering a wide range of topics, including useful apps to facilitate remote teaching and learning https://ncse.ie/useful-apps and other useful resources that were prepared in response to the last period of remote teaching and learning.
  • The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers. Visiting Teachers continue to be available to provide advice and support. Contact details for visiting teachers are available at https://ncse.ie/vt_contact_details. If teachers experience difficulties contacting their Visiting Teacher they should call 01 603 3200.

FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • NCSE have created a dedicated phone line for parents to get advice and support from SENOs. The SENO will provide support and advice to parents and where relevant provide specific resources e.g. behaviour strategies, NEPS well-being resources. If necessary parents can book a subsequent appointment with the SENO assigned to their child’s school. This new phone number is 01 603 3456 (from Monday 11 January).
  • For students who might be moving between schools in September 2021, SENOs will undertake structured engagement with relevant students and their families. This engagement will involve advice and support on transition strategies appropriate to the student, along with support in securing a school placement where required.
  • SENOs will continue to provide a series of webinars for parents of students with special education needs starting primary school in September 2021.
  • The NCSE has a Visiting Teacher service which provides direct support to children who are blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing and their teachers. Visiting Teachers continue to be available to provide advice and support to parents, students and teachers during this period of remote teaching and learning. Visiting Teachers will undertake structured engagement with the families of students to whom they currently provide support to. This engagement will involve an initial check in with advice on available supports and resources. In particular, the Visiting Teacher will provide support on the use of assistive technology in the home. The Visiting Teacher will agree a programme of regular engagement with the student and family as required and will remain available to respond to emerging queries over the course of remote teaching and learning. Contact details for visiting teachers are available at https://ncse.ie/vt_contact_details. If parents experience difficulties contacting their Visiting Teacher they should call 01 603 3200.
  • NCSE will also be releasing a brand new suite of short videos for parents. Topics will include managing behaviour; establishing positive routines; building in movement breaks etc.
  • NCSE will also be updating and enhancing its range of resources for parents available at https://ncse.ie/parent-resources many of which were created with specific reference to remote teaching and learning.
  • https://ncse.ie/remote-teaching-and-learning-support-for-parents-january-2021
  • https://ncse.ie/remote-teaching-and-learning-support-for-teachers-january-2021

 

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Look, Say, Sing, Play early years resources to use and share with parents

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/leaflets/look-say-sing-play-early-years-resources-parents

Seven days of the week song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgTdgvj_jc

logo Learn, create and play with Toy Theatre

https://toytheater.com/

Story Books brought to life

https://www.vooks.com/

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https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

 

Dublin Mind Body Experience

Bizzy @ home lerning hub

 https://irishheart.ie/your-health/our-health-programmes/healthy-schools/primary-schools/primary-school-hub/

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Nature in Ireland Winter

https://www.twinkl.co.in/resource/roi-t-253189-roi-irish-nature-in-winter-powerpoint

 

Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

Make your home a science lab with our fun experiments to do with children.

https://www.rigb.org/ExpeRimental

 

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Resources to boost your child's wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html

Mash.ie

Cluiche na mbriathia neamhrialta

https://mash.ie/product/free-briathra-neamhrialta-board-game/

 

Plastic Free for Kids

https://youtu.be/9kmlPzK6bFs?list=PL4pC5Um_aTFjxxAVm93DAy7W9fxsFnPJm

Nasa

Nasa kids club

Loads of fun facts and activities children can do at home.

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

 

National Geographic for kids

Learn all about climate change, plastic and how children can become ambasators for the planet.

Primary Resources

Explore our National Geographic Kids Primary Resources!

We’ve put together a wide variety of engaging teaching ideas, with accompanying resource sheets to save you time and effort. Our primary resources are pupil-focused, interdisciplinary, and all the information is included – so they’re perfect to work on together, or for a child to complete independently! Whether you’re teaching in the classroom, or supporting a child’s learning at home, our primary resources can help.

The primary resources support core subjects like English, Maths, and Science, while also covering the wider curriculum with resources for Geography, History, Art, and Culture – which includes opportunities for SMSC (spiritual, moral, social, and cultural) development. What’s more, each primary resource is directly linked to the National Curriculum, and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, so you can be assured that the content is relevant.

Each primary resource comes with a list of the curriculum areas that it covers, to support you in finding a balanced learning plan. The writing follows the same tone as National Geographic Kids magazine, and every primary resource is sure to engage children by making learning fun and accessible.

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/teacher-category/primary-resources/

 

WEBINAR RECORDINGS 

 
Very High Risk Students in Primary Schools Webinar recording Tuesday 6th of October 

Click here for recording of webinar

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FREE ONLINE BOOK ABOUT BARN OWLS FOR SCHOOLS

To view Birdwatch Ireland's press release and read the book please look here - 

https://birdwatchireland.ie/golden-wings/

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MINDFULNESS FOR KIDS IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Each short video ranging from 5-7 min focuses on a  challenging scenario/emotion (worry, disappointment, anger etc) that children are likely to experience in a more heightened way at this time. In each video we share one Mindfulness technique that children can use to respond to these emotions and support greater emotional equilibrium.  These videos are directly related to the SPHE curriculum, specifically the  stand units Taking Care of my body and Growing and Changing  in the strand Myself and the strand unit of Myself and my  Family in the strand Myself and others.

Our intention is to support teachers, parents and guardians in helping pupils to resource themselves to meet the challenges of this time with strength and kindness. 

Here are the links to our Introductory video for teachers, parents and guardians and the first two  in our series The Mindfulness Worry  & Mindfulness Anger  Videos  for Kids.  

We will release two new videos every Monday until May 25th.  If you feel they would be of benefit to your educational community, we would encourage you to share them. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zNGnaPd7WY

 
 
This week our first new video (7 mins.) focuses on the loss that many pupils are struggling with, following the abrupt cessation of school,  in particular 6th class pupils. 

Our second video (9 mins.) focuses on the effect that online peer communication can have on pupils' self-esteem.  In each video we share one Mindfulness technique that children can use to respond to the feelings of sadness, disappointment and dejection that these scenarios can trigger with strength and kindness.

These videos are directly related to the SPHE curriculum, specifically the strand units Taking Care of my Body and Growing and Changing  in the strand Myself and the strand unit of Myself and my  Family in the strand Myself and Others.

 

Our intention here is to support teachers, parents and guardians in helping the children to resource themselves to meet the challenges of this time.

 

Below you will find the links to our Introductory Videofor Teachers, Parents and Guardians again along with the previous videos. In addition  the links for the new videos: The Mindfulness for Kids Sad Video and The Mindfulness for Kids Kindness Video  are also now available. We will release two more videos next Monday.  If you feel these videos would be of benefit to your educational community or your child, we would encourage you to share them. Feel free to leave a comment after you have watched a video.

Previously Released:

Mindfulness for Kids in Challenging Times -Introduction

 
 
 
 
 
Newly Released:
 
 
 

 

This week our first new The Mindfulness for Kids Feeling Frustrated Video ( 9 mins.), focuses on some of the challenges that children may experience with doing school work from home.  Our second video The Mindfulness for Kids Gratitude Video ( 8 mins.) revisits the experience of loss that so many children are experiencing now and will continue to experience into the Summer.  In each video, we share a mindfulness technique that children can use to respond with strength and kindness, to the feelings of frustration and disappointment that these scenarios can trigger. The videos are directly related to the Irish Primary School SPHE curriculum, specifically the strand units Taking Care of my Body and Growing and Changing, in the strand Myself, as well as the strand unit of Myself and my Family in the strand, Myself and Others.

In making these videos our intention has been is to support teachers, parents and guardians in helping the children to resource themselves to meet the extraordinary challenges of this time.

Below once again, you will find the links to our Introductory Video for Teachers, Parents and Guardians  along with the previously released videos. In addition, the links for the new videos: The Mindfulness for Kids Feeling Frustrated Video  and The Mindfulness for Kids Gratitude Video  are now also available. If you feel these videos would be of benefit to your educational community or your child, we would encourage you to share them. Feel free to leave a comment after you have watched a video.

Newly Released

The Mindfulness for Kids Feeling Frustrated Video

The Mindfulness for Kids Gratitude Video

 You can also access all the videos by clicking HERE

  Promoting Learning and Positive Behaviour at Home - (Resource 7). Discusses the difficulties children and young people with additional needs often experience when transitioning from place to place or activity to activity. https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/05212-NCSE-Resource-7-Transitioning-03.pdf

Ireland – Federation of European Literacy Associations
Recording from our co-hosted Webinar - Guiding Literacy for 5th and 6th Class with Niamh Watkins on the 9th of June 
https://zoom.us/rec/share/uulRFq7O2F5ObYXKxGL9Vvc8M968X6a80CdN_aFYmU-HjCEmgQPD3Euc4QO1TfDf Password: 6l*065^2

Recording from our co-hosted Webinar - Guiding Literacy in the home 2nd to 4th Class with Regina Dunne on the 10th of June 

https://zoom.us/rec/share/7PN5CrXJ7HtOY4XWwU7tQ7UHIYOmX6a80SMfr_cPnhwWgDqwBW5jlW6J9cBelJdn 

Password: 4L$.$tV6

Recording from our co-hosted Webinar -  Literacy for Junior-1st Class with Clara Maria Fiorentini on the 11th of June 

Password: 9X!3?X^A

 PREPARING SIXTH CLASS STUDENTS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL - WEBINAR ON WEDNESDAY  24TH OF JUNE @ 7PM 

Click here to download your guide

 Co.Wexford Education Centre Primary and Cross Sectoral SEN Padlets 2021. (See link below)

Resources for Teachers and Parents,  

https://www.ecwexford.ie/padlets.html

 

County Wexford Education Centre

Location. Suíomh

Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

EIRCODE: Y21 T271

Transportation

Local Buses and ample carparking available

Contact us. Dean Teagmháil

Tel: (053) 92 39100
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