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Resources for Parents

There are some fantastic children’s books that will set their imagination on fire and build on what they are learning in school. Click the links to access the printable PDF lists.

50 Great Reads for 6-8 year olds

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50 Great Reads for 9 to 12 year olds

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Advice on the Primary School Curriculum (NCCA)

Junior and Senior Infants

Helping Your Child in Junior and Senior Infants

Helping Your Young Child with Maths

Helping Your Child with Maths Junior Infants

Helping Your Child with Maths Senior Infants

Glossary of Mathematical_Terms

Tip-sheet for Parents on Literacy

Tip-sheet on Play for Parents of Young Children

First and Second Class

Helping Your Child in First and Second Classes

Tip-sheet: Helping Your Child with Subtraction

1st Class Maths

2nd_Class Maths

Third and Fourth Class

Helping_Your_Child_in_Third_and_Fourth_Classes

Tip-sheet Division as Sharing

Fifth and Sixth Class

Helping Your Child in Fifth and Sixth Classes

All of the above documents are also available on the website of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

Starting Primary School

National Parents Council Transition to Primary School

National Parents Council Involvement in Your Child’s Education

National Parents Council Homework

Help for Parents with Gaeilge

Sites Which May Be Useful for Supporting your Child at Home:

http://www.abair.tcd.ie/?page=synthesis&lang=eng will turn Irish text into speech.

http://www.isfeidirliom.ie/

http://www.eascapeasca.com/index.php is a site where you can learn Irish  with your children

http://www.easyirish.com/ provides podcast lessons, but with an Ulster accent

 

Helping Your Child With Spelling

Guidelines for Parents spelling

Spelling hints

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Reporting and Standardised Tests

Please view the following information leaflets from the National Council of Curriculum and Assessment

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Standardised Assessment English

Standardised Assessment Polish

STen Scores English

STen Scores_Polish

 

Newsletters 2013/2014

Christmas newsletter 2013

Easter newsletter 2014