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Returning to School

Please return this completed form when returning to the school after the Summer holidays.

A digital version of this form is available here: Declaration Form

27th August 2020 – Please read the ‘Plan for the Return to School ‘ attached below before Monday 31st. There are some very important details in it.


  1. Scholastic Learn at Home’ site has free articles to read on different topics. You can sign up with a free code.
  2. If you have a library card, you can download the app ‘Borrow Box’ and use your online library log in to borrow audiobooks and ebooks. 
  3. On ‘‘ pupils can create digital storybooks and add backgrounds and characters to create scenes from their story.
  4. Write a recount of your Easter weekend.
  5. Oxford Owl – Ebooks and books read aloud.
  6. Listen to a story on ‘Storyline Online‘.
  7. Research a country/animal and write a report on what you have researched.
  8. Write a letter to a friend or relative 
  9. Write the recipe and method for something you cooked or baked
  10. Write a movie review or book review 
  11. Write a poem including onomatopoeia and/or hyperbole.
  12. Make ‘I wonder’ statements before and during reading.
  13. PDST Oral language games booklet
  14. Reading activities:
  • Predict what will happen in the next chapter.
  • Write a summary of what has happened in the story so far.
  • Draw your favourite scene from the story.
  • make a prediction for the next chapter.
  • Pretend you are one of the characters in the story and write your diary for the day.
  • Write similarities and differences between you and your favourite character.
  • Create a character profile on your favourite character (draw a picture of the character and write a description of the character) 
  • Design a book cover for the book.
  • Make a wanted poster for the villain in the story.
  • Look at the last two pages you have read and make a list of nouns/verbs/adjectives.


  1. Maths Playground‘.
  2. ‘Nrich Maths’
  3. ‘Arcademics’ 
  4. ‘NZ Maths’
  5. ‘IXL’ (maths questions broken into class levels and topics)
  6. Create 3D shapes with either paper and glue or spaghetti and marshmallows
  7. Go on a shape hunt around your house 
  8. Measure rooms in your house (length, width, perimeter and area)
  9. ‘The School Hub’.
  10. Dice Game: 2 people each roll a dice. Add or subtract the two numbers. The first person to get the answer gets a point.
  11. Bang: Adult asks a sum e.g. 8+7. The first person with the correct answer gets a point. Alternatively, adult gives an answer. The first person to come up with a sum to match the answer gets a point. 
  12. ‘Mathsframe’ – Pupils are familiar with this website. Any of the free games on time are great for pupils to practice their knowledge of time.
  13. All classes will be very familiar with this website. Below are some of the games we recommend from this site. ‘Topmarks’
  • Blast off
  • Place Value Basketball
  • Caterpillar ordering
  • Chinese Dragon Game 
  • Rocket Rounding
  • Place Value Charts
  • Coconut Odd or Even
  • Daily 10
  • Mental Maths Train
  • Hit the Button
  • Coconut Multiples
  • Number Fact Families
  • Toy Shop Money Game
  • Coins Game
  • Measuring in cm
  • Telling the time (Matching Analogue to Digital)
  • Telling the time in words
  • Bar Charts
  • Tally Chart Game

Keeping Active / Physical Activities:

  1. ‘Go Noodle’.
  2. ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’
  3. ‘Twigin Yoga’
  4. PE with Joe Wicks ‘The Body Coach’
  5. Just Dance 
  6. 10 @ 10 – exercises in English and Irish.


  1. School Hub on RTE live or on RTE Player.
  2. ‘Book Creator One’ can be downloaded for free as an app or you can set up an account online. Pupils have all been introduced to this software and they can create a book about a topic of interest which they research online or in a book.
  3. Toyota ‘Build a better world competition’
  4. Kahoot
  5. Designer minds‘ on Facebook have STEAM challenges every day.
  6. Create PowerPoints on topics of interest if they have access to it to at home. 
  7. Pupils can learn and practice their typing skills on ‘BBC Typing Tutor’.
  8. Khan Academy
  9. News2Day Daily News
  10. TG4 – Cula 4.
  11. Art for Kids Hub
  12. ‘Help my Kid Learn’ has lots of activities (English, maths and general) with some lovely ideas for Easter activities.
  13. Kid friendly information for projects is available on ‘World Book Online’
  14. ‘Geoguesser’
  15. ‘Ducksters’ – project work. 
  16. ‘National Geographic Kids’ – child friendly information on a range of topics.
  17. ‘Duolingo’ for practising Irish. 

Other Useful Activities:

  1. Cook dinner / Bake
  2. Draw / Colour / Paint / Knit / Sew
  3. Play Board Games / Card Games
  4. Puzzle books
  5. Create a wordsearch 
  6. Make a Time Capsule
  7. Make jigsaw puzzles
  8. Keep a daily diary/journal
  9. Treasure Hunt
  10. Scavenger Hunt
  11. Help with Housework

Great information for parents is also available on ‘Tips and Tricks for Home Learning’.