St. Colmcille’s Boys’ National School, Chapel Lane, Swords, Co.Dublin K67 WP65

(01) 8405132

St Colmcille's BNS

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All ages

Webwise offers free information, advice and resources to help parents, teachers and students address internet safety issues.



All Classes

Twinkl 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.

Notes: Setting this up is really easy to do – go to and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. This code will only work for new memberships.


World Book

All Levels

It’s like a virtual encyclopedia except a lot more interactive.

Mrs Mactivity

Junior Infants  –  2nd Class

Free Home learning pack. We help you save time by creating delightful and meaningful learning resources for parents and teachers to download and print, with new resources uploaded every week.


Activity Village

Colouring sheets and Easter activities to print


World Stories – Story books online in 31 languages!

WorldStories is a growing collection of stories from around the world. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the languages most spoken by UK children.


All Levels

Epic! is an online library which offers over 35000 resources including “Read to Me” books, audiobooks, student tracking, reading level linkage with Accelerated Reader and other reading levelling schemes. It also offers high interest texts such as National Geographic Kids and Guinness Book of Records. It is suitable for children from ages 4-12.

Gill Explore

Junior Infants to 2nd Class

Gill Education has provided free access to to all of the pupil resources from Junior Infants to 2nd Class from our Over the Moon complete Primary English Language programme.

Pupil resources for programme include:

  • Skills Books

  • All readers

  • Pupil’s digital resources

Edco Learning

All Class Levels

Pupil resources for programme include:

  • Skills Books

  • All readers

  • Pupil’s digital resources

Notes: Username: primaryedcobooks  Password: edco2020



All class levels

If you or your child/children are a member of the local library, you can access an App or website called BorrowBox. It is free. It has audio books and also, ebooks. There is a children’s section.

Notes: To register, you need your library card which has your membership number on the back.



All class levels

Vooks is committed to being a resource for families to keep kids reading at home. Vooks can also be a welcome resource for parents, allowing them to enjoy time with their children, watching and discussing books together.

Notes: Free one month, sign up required


Oxford Owl Ebook Reader Library

Junior Infants – 4th Class

Oxford Owl has an ebook library with over 250 books in it and offers free access once you create an account at They also have some vocabulary and comprehension activities for most of the books.


Writing Legends

Junior Classes

As part of their Assistance for Schools response to Coronavirus they are providing Writing Legends free of charge through to July 31, 2020. Writing Legends is a comprehensive writing program, containing hundreds of activities for students in grades 3 to 6. The regular price is $11.50 (USD) per student.

Infants to Fifth Class

This site covers phonics, dolch words, Jolly Phonics including tricky word lists and practice reading sentences following the Spellbound order of words and more.

Rivet Reading

Infants to Fifth Class

Rivet Reading App by Google is not available in the EU, but the web version of the books, with reading is. High Interest Reading books are available with help for pupils with words that are not easily decodable. Topics range from Animals to History, Sport to Science .Very useful for reluctant readers and self-guided.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Infants to 1st Class.

Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun activity that helps young children work on everything from initial sounds, CVC words, blends and digraphs all the way to full words and sentences. The Web platform is free (the App costs, but is not necessary). Great fun game that children can engage with at home – pupils work through independently.


Junior Infants – 2nd Class

Free Fairy Tales, Bedtime dotries and poems for kids

Spelling City

1st – 6th Classes

Free access for the rest of the school year when you use the code VSCFree90 during registration. Great for work on spellings & vocabulary. (1st -6th)


Collins Big Cat Books

Audio books.             Username:

Password: Parents20!

Áiseanna Gaeilge ar líne:

Symbaloo List of Gaeilge Web Sites

Symbaloo: Gaeilge Websites


Léitheoireacht: Séideán Sí (gach leibhéal) Irish Reading  – all levels

Teanga ó Bhéal: Scéal an Lae – TG4

1st – 6th Class

Short stories in Irish, read aloud online. to the website

Teanga ó Bhéal: Soundcloud – An Gúm

Soundcloud – Irish language stories read aloud online

Irish songs online / Amhráin i nGaeilge ar líne

Anam an Amhrán – Youtube

Manga High

All Class Levels. Free trail for 30 days

3rd Class up

Loads of games to practice Multiplication.

Top Marks – Hit the Button

1st – 5th Class

Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number, bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. Games are against the clock and develop number fact recall. Designed for 6-11 year olds.

Notes: A paid app version is available from Apple/Google Play/Amazon but the web browser version is free to use.

Top Marks – Daily 10

Infants  – 5th Class

Daily 10 is a primary maths resource which covers addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, place value, rounding, multiplication, division, doubles, halves and fractions. It has been designed primarily for use on an interactive whiteboard. The aim is to help teachers deliver 10 maths questions many which can be used for mental maths practise. Sets of questions can be timed or untimed

Scholastic Learn at Home (Free)

Infants  – 6th Class

Day to day projects (USA based)

Science Foundation Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

Any science experiment you could ever think of is nicely organised into lots of different sections. Much of the equipment you can find at home but well worth exploring to try and do a science experiment every few days.

Ask About Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

This web site covers both History and Geography from infants to 6th class including some great project ideas. There’s probably enough here to cover the entire curriculum.

Scoilnet Geography

Infants to 6th Class

Teachers working with Scoilnet have produced a number of subject-based themed pages. Each theme page presents a set of links and resources on a particular topic. This page contains a number of resources on different Geography topics.

Ask About Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

This web site covers both History and Geography from infants to 6th class including some great project ideas. There’s probably enough here to cover the entire curriculum.

Seomra Ranga History Links

Infants to 6th Class

Seomra Ranga does not maintain any of the web sites provided as links so it assumes no responsibility for their contents, nor does any link constitute an endorsement of any other site, its sponsor or its contents. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of parents to determine whether the links provided are suitable for children to visit.

Scoilnet SPHE Page

Infants to 6th Class

A small number of resources to support the SPHE curriculum including the Webwise programme

Tools to Stay On Task

Class Level:  Everyone, including adults

Tools designed to help a person work steadily for a set time interval, then take a five-minute break. These programs can help students eliminate distractions while they work by blocking access to content that isn’t used for learning.

Block Site (Chrome Extension)

Stay Focused (Chrome Extension)

Strict Workflow (Chrome Extension)

Resources from Fingal County Council Sports Office  (added 21-4-2020)


Skill Challenges For Children

Sporting Facts (SPHE) For Children

Login to complete quizes
Username visitor
Password Sportingfacts1

DigiFit Exercises for Teens/Adults


PE Lessons Daily with Joe Wicks

PE lesson each morning with Joe Wicks on his YouTube channel



All class levels

GoNoodle is a really easy and good way to get kids moving.

PSSI PE Lessons

All Levels

Included on this resource is a set of support materials for the five strands of the physical education curriculum for primary schools. The materials have been designed to complement this curriculum.

SoundTrap :: A great way for students to experiment with loops and sounds through layering tracks and building songs. Supports GSuite and Office365 logins which means all work saved to the cloud. Free version gives students five compositions to explore. Lots of learning in students playing around with the built in demo songs and their use of sound recording techniques, musical effects and layering of sounds (texture etc.) (@stephenmcf)

I Am An Artist

All Classes

One of the best produced Visual Arts guides for the curriculum. The site may be dated but everything in it is good!

Carlow Educate Together Visual Arts Plan

All Classes

Carlow Educate Together’s Visual Arts Plan is available to everyone. It’s a Google Site that contains information on all the strands and video examples of what to do in each of them.

Online art supports on Social Media


  1. Will Sliney coaches drawing of marvel characters

  2. Art for kids hub coaches simple drawings

  3. Draw so cute coaches drawing simple cartoons

  4. Use your hand as a template for drawing simple pictures- 10 ideas

  5. Craft ideas using materials in the home


  1. LEARNSTAGRAM.2020 – online school including art lessons with minimal resources. (other subjects available on this platform)

 Teachers Pay Teachers: This is a website with lesson ideas. There are some lovely FREE resources and lessons. Be careful, not all lessons are free. You have to sign up by email to get free resources. Here are some nice art ones that are free:




Catholic Confirmation Study “Chosen”

Confirmation classes (5th/6th)  Has great videos (and worksheets/books.) Sample videos are on the website. Many of the full videos are available on youtube or vimeo to view for free, just search “Chosen Confirmation Study”. Books and dvds available to buy but resources on website are free.

All class levels

Has a wide range of resources and ideas including art and crafts, worksheets and “How to draw” videos. Resources to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

All class levels

Watch Mass and other services live from churches all over Ireland. Check the schedule section to see what is available each day. Children might like to “visit” churches online that are connected to their family, e.g. where their parents/grandparents were married, where their cousins go to church etc.

Education Nation

Online learning for all school staff to better help all pupils with special needs.

Free access to all Education Nation courses for all schools until March 31st 2020

SEN Teacher

One of the oldest sites dedicated the Special Education Teaching but has expanded its use to any type of learning environment. Loads of printables and interactive resources.

Curricular Material | National Council for Special Education

– CPD and In-School Support

Information Worksheet for Children about Covid-19

All Classes

Free downloadable PDF  for children about Coronavirus which is information but also acts as an activity sheet.

Website is Then enter tab for ‘descargables’. Most of this website is in Spanish however, they have the pdf version in English. Tab for direct link is below.