School Closure Covid-19: Some suggested activities for fun and learning.

Step-by-Step instructions to aid access to e-books from CJFallon, Edco and Folens

Click the link to go to the CJFallon site:

Because I have already have a CJ Fallon account I am able to access the books straight away. I think the first thing that parents will be asked when logging in for the first time is to log in their email address.

Step 2: Next click Student Resources
Step 3: Choose the level, class, subject and the text book you are looking for. I chose Gaeilge for Third Class and I am looking for the book Seo Leat.
Click the following link to go to the Edco page:
Step 2: Here you will see the user names and passwords to access books. Click OK.
Step 3: Click Login
Step 4: Type in username: primaryedcobooks
Type password: edco2020
You will then see this page which shows that the bookshelf is loading
Step 5: In the subject menu drop down bar choose the subject you are looking for. In this case I will look for a maths book so I will click maths.
Step 6: The next page will show me all the maths books options and I will click Operation Maths Third Class. You choose whatever book you are looking for.
Step 7: Open the book you are looking for and then choose the chapter from which your child has suggested work to complete.
Step 1: Click Register
Step 2: Click Teacher
Step 3: Fill you the registration form. Make up your own password for account. For roll number just type in Prim20. Click Register when completed.
Step 4: Go yo you email account.

When you go to your inbox you should find an email from Folens. Make sure you check your spam folder just in case it ended up there. In that email there will be a long blue code, that is your activation code. Click that code next. That will bring you to the next step.

Step 6: Sign in using the password you decided upon when registering.
Step 7: Click teacher and then click the class your child is in and then select the books you are looking from there.

Ideas for Across the Curriculum

Please find below some suggested activities that you might find useful to keep children learning and entertained at home.

A free online resource packed with ideas to extend and encourage learning.

From Teaching Packs: In order to support home and remote learning during these challenging times, we are sharing many of our resources for free so that everyone can use our most popular resources. We have also produced a number of new project and activity packs that your children can try with minimal preparation and resources. Which one will your children use first?

Lots of educational videos that the children might be interested in.

The following list of ideas are based around educational videos on YouTube. I haven’t gone through all the listed videos – though they are listed as Primary School videos. So please, as with any online resource, be mindful of the following:

Before choosing to watch any online video, it’s worth taking some to think about these questions:

Twinkl, a resource website, has so many valuable resources across all curricular areas. From Twinkl:

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 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 this up is really easy to do – go to and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Movement and Well-Being

Supporting Your Home Learning Experience.

The resources on this page have been created to help teachers and parents with home learning. We know that teaching your children at home can be very a daunting prospective and not at all easy – that’s why we’ve created fun activities that many children will already be familiar with.

Resources include Quick BlastsActive Blasts and other Supporting Resources – and keep coming back because we will be adding and changing activities every day!

Please click the link to discover a whole range of movement and well-being exercises/practices.

Daily Movement Lessons: P.E. with Joe Wicks.

Joe Wicks will be streaming his live classes from his Youtube channel The Body Coach. P.E. with Joe will be aired live from Monday to Friday at 9am . Lessons will last approximately half-an-hour with Wicks saying “I will do this as long as the schools are closed. The 30 minute lessons are streamed live from Joe Wicks’ home. They consist of “very basic exercises” that are “suitable for beginners. He assures that “if you’re unfit you’re still going to manage to do it”. Exercises featured in lesson one included jogging on the spot, dynamic stretches and shadow boxing. If you cant participate in the live sessions all programmes are available by clicking the following link:

Cosmic Kids.

Yoga and mindfulness resources.


David Wallaims is releasing some of his stories as free audio books for the next 30 days. He announced on his twitter account ” Those stuck at home with their kids may be able to relate to ‘The World’s Worst Children’. I’ll be releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for free. First up is The Terrible Triplets! Enjoy. xxx Click here to listen

Writing Ideas


Art Ideas

Some super ideas for art activities can be found by clicking the following link:

Limerick illustrator, Damien Quinn, has shared a free and downloadable Limerick GAA colouring book with the World. The artist, now based in Sydney New South Wales has compiled his excellent drawing of Limerick’s hurling heroes into a book, which is now downloadable and free.

Computer Coding

Lightbot: Lightbot is an educational game for kids that introduces several principles of programming. Children will practice concepts like sequence, conditions, and loops without typing or coding. Use problem solving skills to complete the puzzles!

Scratch: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch 5-7 year olds:

Scratch 8-16 year olds:

SESE: Social, Environmental, Scientific Education

Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world.  Our mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history…but there’s no age limit on curiosity, and episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone.

This is a great website. From animals and geography to science, nature and history, there are so many amazing facts for kids just waiting to be discovered by young explorers like you!

Uncover curious creatures from both land and sea, ancient mysteries and civilisations, incredible destinations and natural wonders – prepare to be wowed by our wonderful world.

Ready to explore, gang? Start your voyage of discovery by clicking around? Beware! You’re about to unearth some pretty awesome stuff. Who knows what you might discover…

This post will be updated so please check in for new material every now and then. Please remember to follow HSE guidelines. The staff of LSP send our best to all our families and wish everyone good health.