1st Class Work at Home – Week: June 22nd – June 26th 2020

Click the button below to see a social story about having a teams call with my teacher. This may be very useful for some children prior to joining a group call.

Social Story – A Teams Call With Teacher

When books are being collected from the school at the prescribed times for each class level during the week beginning Jan 11th, each pupil will receive a username and password which will allow them access to Microsoft Office365 – this online resource will allow each child access a range of Microsoft features such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook (email) and Microsoft Teams. 

The following video shows how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting:

Download Microsoft Teams App

As it’s coming to the end of the school year, this week would have been packed with fun outdoor activities. Try some of the following activities at home this week:

  • We suggest that you take your favourite book outside and read to your teddy.
  • Make an obstacle course. Get creative and use things from the house; an egg/potato and spoon race, hopscotch on the footpath
  • Go on nature walk. Can you spot three different types of trees and a variety of birds and wildlife. Look up birdwatchireland.ie to help you identify the birds in your locality, treecouncil.ie have lots of information on the types of trees that grow in Ireland.
  • Look up Twinkl for ideas on an eSports Day. Use code CVDTWINKLEHELPS for a free month when signing up.
  • Draw with Don Conroy on Youtube offers a guide on drawing wildlife in Ireland for children.


  • RTE Home School  – will broadcast two hours of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting Monday, 11 January 2021.

  • Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.

  • Water Safety Now every child can learn basic water safety skills at home

  • Twinkl.ie have excellent school closures packs which can be used as extra work from home should your child like to do some extra activities – use code CVDTWINKLEHELPS for a free month when signing up

  • Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

Special Education Needs

  • NCSE  – The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is currently preparing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure.