Resources for Distance Learning

School Closure January 2021

The teachers and pupils of Kilteevan NS are engaging with Seesaw, a free online learning platform which facilitates daily communication and interaction between pupils and their teachers.  Interactive activities, tutorials, videos or voice notes are shared with pupils to assist with their work, while tasks completed at home can be uploaded to Seesaw for correction by the teacher.  Younger pupils can record themselves reading or reciting their tables and upload it to their Seesaw journal.

Instructions on how to download the Seesaw app aswell as log-in details for each pupil were provided to each pupil. Should you have any difficulty engaging with Seesaw please contact your child’s teacher by email on – we are happy to help.

During last year’s school closure we compiled a list of online resources to assist with learning from home.  They are still available by scrolling further down this page.  Please note that during the current school closure, the primary tool being used to share online activities or links with the pupils is Seesaw. 


School Closure January 2021

‘This is Art!’ Competition

RTÉ and the Creative Ireland programme have teamed up to bring you a brand new young people’s art competition with amazing prizes for individuals and groups.

This Is Art! is open to young people, aged 18 and under, of all abilities and from all corners of the island of Ireland. All entries will be exhibited in a live digital gallery designed to showcase the amazing diversity and creativity of Ireland’s young artists.

Closing date 31 January 2021

For full details on this competition click the following link: This is Art Competition January 2021


School Closure March – June 2020

Virtual Tour of Dublin Zoo

Have you ever seen a red panda? How about a flamingo or a penguin? Go on a Virtual Tour of Dublin Zoo from the comfort of your own home by clicking on the following link:


Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children under the age of 18. It takes place on Saturday 13th June 2020. Over 300 events will be happening in the run up to and on the day itself. These will feature on RTE School Hub and RTE’s social media.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite challenges children and their families to make and fly a kite for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020. Simply design and make a kite at home! All you need is some sticks, some newspaper, some string and a whole lot of imagination. Decorate it in your county colours, or decorate it with pictures of your favourite pop star! A series of videos will guide you and your family through fun ways to make a kite. See


Draw Our Heroes Art Competition

Young people up to and including 18 years of age are invited to draw a picture of their real life hero in this difficult time of the Coronavirus. Your hero could be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, paramedic, Garda, fire service, army, a member of An Post, shop assistant, van driver, Leo Varadkar, Simon Harris, Dr. Tony Holohan, your granny cocooning – in fact anyone who is playing their part to keep us all safe. All you need is A4 paper and some colours. Closing date 30th June 2020. Check out all entry details at


FAI Homeskills

The FAI have just completed 7 weeks of FAI Homeskills videos. Every weekday at 11am on the FAI Grassroots Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, a new skill is introduced and demonstrated by FAI Ambassadors, current and former Republic of Ireland international players. The library of all 35 skills is now available on YouTube: FAI Homeskills. All you need is a ball and a small area of space. Check out


Water Safety (S.P.H.E.)

Learn water safety skills at home that can save lives and become a PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) Hero.  Children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class can take part in water safety lessons, puzzles and games at 


Farm Safety (S.P.H.E.)

Stay safe on the farm this summer.  Children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class can take part in lessons, games and activities on farm safety at 



Are you looking for new Art ideas to try at home? ‘I am an Artist’ explains the six strands of the Visual Arts curriculum – Drawing, Paint and Colour, Construction, Print, Clay, Fabric and Fibre. There are lots of creative ideas, for all classes. Enjoy!



Gardening has strong links to the Science, Geography and SPHE curricula, while also promoting active learning and caring for the environment. Download a free copy of ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ from Best of luck with your sowing and growing at home – we know there are lots of green fingers in Kilteevan!



Did you know that reading and following recipes helps a child to practise reading comprehension? Baking is very good for fine motor skills and is a practical application of the Weight and Capacity Strand Units of the Maths curriculum. Check out some delicious child-friendly recipes at



















Special Educational Needs Resources


English as an Additional Language or Speech and Language

A range of websites and apps to help your child with communication/language skills, as recommended by the National Council for Special Education. See


Spelling, Reading, Comprehension



  • Improve your child’s Reading Comprehension – suitable for any child to improve comprehension skills, while reading at his/her own level.








Co-ordination, Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Suitable for children with Dyspraxia: Activities to support your child with sensory issues, co-ordination issues, fine and/or gross motor needs, handwriting skills are available in the HSE’s Occupational Therapy Resource Pack. See



BBC Bitesize Dance Mat Typing – Learn to type the fun way at


Anxiety, Social, Emotional and Behaviour Resources




Social Stories

  • Social Stories can help children to talk about how they are feeling and to understand what is going on in the world around them. Here are some that may be useful at this time:









  • The National Council for Special Education has published a wide range of information for parents on a wide range of issues such as the transition from primary to secondary school, specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyscalculia), autism spectrum disorder, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. See