Digital Art Week Table Quiz

by admin on 24/04/2014

Digital Art Week Table QuizDigital Art Week takes place from April 28th to May 2nd. This is the 4th year of this project which gives primary school pupils around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other pupils around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. To celebrate Digital Art Week, I’ve put together a visual arts-based table quiz for schools. [click to continue…]

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At The Restaurant Bingo

by admin on 17/04/2014

At The Restaurant BingoEducational 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 “At The Restaurant”. It is aimed at a group of six pupils, so it would be useful for Station Teaching or for Aistear work on the theme of The Restaurant. [click to continue…]

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Peg Numbers Addition 20

by admin on 17/04/2014

Peg Numbers Addition 20This resource is aimed at infant/junior pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on the addition of three numbers up to 20. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 16 separate cards. Pupils should add the three numbers that the boy is holding on the left side of each card and place a peg on the correct answer on the right side of the card. [click to continue…]

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Book Rental GuidelinesThe Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has announced that all primary schools who currently operate a school book rental scheme will be able to benefit from the €15 million School Book Rental Scheme Fund which he secured as part of Budget 2014. Last October, the Minister was criticised when he announced that the €15 million fund would be targeted specifically at primary schools who did not currently operate a book rental scheme.Many schools who already had a scheme in place felt that they were being discriminated against for having the initiative to fund-raise in order to set up such a scheme. [click to continue…]

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Tech Week 2014

by admin on 16/04/2014

Tech Week 2014The inaugural Tech Week takes place from Sunday April 27th to Saturday May 3rd. It is a festival of technology that will give pupils, parents and the public hands on opportunities (both in and out of the school setting) to learn about 3rd-level and career options in computing and other technology fields. It aims to make technology more interesting [click to continue…]

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Peg Days of the Week

April 14, 2014

This resource is aimed at junior or SEN pupils who are learning the days of the week. It also focuses on the concepts of “before” and “after”. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 14 separate cards. Pupils, or their supporting adult, should read the question about the day of […]

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Easter Egg Nest Recipe

April 14, 2014

This resource is a visual recipe for easter cakes. It would be suitable for all age groups – but perhaps especially useful for pupils with SEN/ASD or literacy needs since they can do it more independently because of the visual supports in the recipe.

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Peg Numbers Addition 10

April 14, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on the addition of three numbers up to 10. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 16 separate cards. Pupils should add the three numbers that the boy is holding on […]

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Lined Page #90

April 14, 2014

A4 portrait-aligned lined page with a decorative border featuring images of letters and envelopes, suitable for presenting written material in the classroom. (.pdf file 14.2 KB)

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Book Review: Rugby Warrior

April 14, 2014

Eoin Madden is young boy who aspires to play for Ireland’s rugby squad in the future. While becoming captain of his school rugby team he has to put up with his friends and the dilemma of whether or not to tell the coach to put them in the starting 15. Eoin Madden goes to Castlerock […]

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Peg Number Bonds Addition 10

April 12, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on number bonds up to 10 with an indian girl theme. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 24 separate cards. Pupils should add the numbers that the girl is holding […]

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Peg Number Bonds 20

April 12, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant/junior or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on number bonds up to 20 with a cat theme. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 11 separate cards. Pupils should look at the number on the cat on the […]

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PDST Literacy Conference

April 10, 2014

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) have organised a conference entitled “Literacy Teaching and Learning – Bringing It All Together” on Saturday June 7th. With Keynote Speakers Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin, the conference will also feature a number of workshops on various aspects of literacy including:

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Digital Art Week 2014

April 10, 2014

The week after the Easter break (April 28th to May 2nd) sees the arrival of our 4th annual Digital Art Week. This gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. As it’s digital, over the course of […]

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Peg Number Bonds 10

April 9, 2014

This resource is aimed at infant or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on number bonds up to 10 with a cat theme. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 11 separate cards. Pupils should look at the number on the cat on the […]

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