World War 1 on RTÉ

by admin on 29/07/2014

World War 1 on RTEThe centenary of the start of World War 1 occurs around this time and RTE have put together a website to commemorate the ‘Great War’. The website contains information on different aspects of the conflict from an Irish perspective. [click to continue…]

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The Secret Life of the Shannon

by admin on 27/07/2014

The Secret Life of the ShannonFilmed over a two year period, The Secret Life of the Shannon, a Crossing the Line production in association with RTÉ, is a natural history two-part documentary series broadcast recently on RTÉ. It brings viewers on a truly spectacular journey along the River Shannon, revealing the secret lives of its wild inhabitants. [click to continue…]

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Mosquito Bites

by admin on 10/07/2014

Mosquito BitesTo mark World Health Day (April 7th) and World Malaria Day (April 25th) earlier this year, the Irish aid agency GOAL developed Mosquito Bites, a resource for primary schools to help pupils learn about malaria. The resource is closely linked to the SESE Geography curriculum and gives information about malaria, how it affects people, how it can be prevented, [click to continue…]

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Shape Repeating Patterns 02

by admin on 25/06/2014

Shape Repeating Patterns 02This maths resource on repeating patterns focuses on the 2D shapes, triangle and rectangle. There are eight different coloured repeating patterns using both of these shapes. Pupils are asked to identify the pattern and extend it by saying what comes next. [click to continue…]

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Peg Gingerbread ManThis resource is aimed at junior pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of literacy work on comprehension. It is based on the Ladybird “Read It Yourself (Level 2)” version of the story, but could probably be used with any version. Either the pupil reads the story themselves, or the teacher/SNA reads the story to the pupil. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: Fintan’s Fifteen

June 17, 2014

I thought that “Fintan’s Fifteen” was certainly a very clever book, packed with jokes, quirks and one very cute dog. I found this book extremely funny and liked how the author created and personalised all his characters – my favourite was iPaddy! The book mainly follows Rusty, who arrived in Ireland two years ago from […]

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Peg Colour Matching 07

June 12, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant/junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on learning and discrimination of colours with a “star” theme. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twelve separate cards. Pupils should look at the star on the left of each card. The pupil should then attach […]

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Farkle

June 12, 2014

Farkle is a dice game that is fun, strategic and uses mental maths. The game uses six dice and is for two or more players. The winner of the game is the first to reach 10,000 points.  This resource is a Powerpoint file explaining how to play Farkle. It also includes a printable score sheet […]

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CVC Blending Discs 02

June 8, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on phonics. It is based on CVC words with -at, -et, -it, -ot and -ut endings. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 22 separate discs. The object in the centre of each disc is a visual […]

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CVC Blending Discs 01

June 8, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on phonics. It is based on CVC words with -an, -in and -en endings. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 15 separate discs. The object in the centre of each disc is a visual clue for […]

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Shape Repeating Patterns 01

June 8, 2014

This maths resource on repeating patterns focuses on the 2D shapes, circle and square. there are eight different coloured repeating patterns using both of these shapes. Pupils are asked to identify the pattern and extend it by saying what comes next.

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Peg Colour Matching 06

June 7, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant/junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on learning and discrimination of colours with a “cloud” theme. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twelve separate cards. Pupils should look at the cloud on the left of each card. The pupil should then attach […]

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Sentence Builder 12

June 7, 2014

These sentence builder activities are great for infant pupils as well as pupils with learning difficulties or special educational needs. They help to develop vocabulary, sentence structure and left to right orientation. They feature four word sentences with a “beach”theme that also focus on -ing verbs.

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Peg Money Addition 01

June 3, 2014

This resource is aimed at junior/middle pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on money addition. It is based on the addition of money up to 10c. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into fourteen separate cards. Pupils should add the money at the top of each card […]

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Houses and Homes Bingo

June 3, 2014

Educational bingo games are a great way for pupils to learn so many different skills. They help with listening skills, visual discrimination, group work, turn taking and the reinforcement of the learning content of that particular bingo game. This bingo game focuses on the theme of “Houses and Homes” and it features types of homes […]

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