World Book Day

Kilcornan National School pupils thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day when all classes returned to school in March. As always, the standard was absolutely fantastic and we commend the time and effort that went into creating each and every costume. Congratulations to our winners and to Mrs. Quinn for organising Easons vouchers for each of them!

Resources for parents

National Council for Special Education

The National Council for Special Education is currently preparing online resources for children with special educational needs. Please visit

Electricity Worksheet from Mrs. Gleeson for Senior Infants

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Grow in Love is giving free access to their website to all parents during this difficult time. Log onto and use the following details:

Email: and password: growinlove

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In Kilcornan, a large portion of our readers and workbooks are from CJ Fallon publishers. In order to help during this time, CJ Fallon is providing free access to its online books. Visit, click 'Student Resources', then filter to the title you require, making sure 'Online Book' is selected under 'Resources'.

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In light of the Covid 19 outbreak, the Twinkl website are offering parents a one month free ultimate membership to This now includes school closure packs which are very useful for keeping pupils in touch with the curriculum at home. Setting this up is very easy to do: Go to and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Image result for go noodle is another website that is used regularly in Kilcornan National School. It provides free movement and mindfulness vidoes for kids and includes a 'family' log in for use at home.

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.

Vooks is committed to being a resource for families to keep kids reading at home.  Vooks can also be a welcome distraction for parents, allowing them to enjoy time with their kids, watching and discussing books together. To help, we have created take-home lesson plans that can be shared with parents and guardians - built to provide children with 20 minutes a day of read aloud time and activities.Note: One month free, sign up required

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

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. The school has created an account: E mail: Password: Together2020. Due not to differing grade systems, please use the category you feel best suits your child.

Science Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home (Free)

Day to day projects (USA based) for children Infants to Sixth Class

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.

Geography Resources

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.

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. Many of them also tie in to Educate Together’s Learn Together Curriculum.

Visual Arts

I Am An Artist

All Classes

One of the best produced Visual Arts guides for the curriculum. 

Information Worksheet for Children about Covid-19

All ClassesFree 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.

For more ideas for learning at home:

We will update this page with relevant sites and information. Please be safe and take care of each other.

The staff of Kilcornan National School

World Book Day 2020

Kilcornan National School's love of reading was celebrated on World Book Day 2020. The week began with the visit of the Scholastic Book Fair. A big thank you to Mrs. Quinn for organising this every year and for taking charge of the book fair for the week. Pupils visited the book fair every day and we would like to thank parents for supporting it so generously. For all money raised, the school gets a percentage back in books for our library and classrooms! The week culminated with pupils dressing up as their favourite book characters for World Book Day. As usual, the standard was extremely high and staff were blown away by the variety and creativity of costumes on display. The staff even got involved in the dress up! A big well done to all pupils and parents who helped create the amazing costumes on display! We look forward to next year. See our gallery for more photos of the day!

LEAF Project

On Tuesday 4th February 2020 5th & 6th class participated in their school workshop of the LEAF (Learning about forests) programme run by an Taisce.

This was run by Niamh Ní Dhúill, who taught us so much and planted trees with us in the school garden area. We explored all the products that can be made of wood and we explored our native trees and ‘special guest’ trees that are in Ireland.

Niamh also kindly brought in frog spawn from her own pond that we looked at and showed the rest of the school.

In the afternoon we planted bare root trees in the garden. 6th class were busy digging while 5th class gathered twigs and grass to keep the protective cardboard in place.

We were so lucky that it was a sunny and dry day.

We had a brilliant day and thanks to Niamh for such a super fun and educational workshop.