Sick LeaveOn 1st September 2014 a revised sick leave scheme came in to effect for teachers. The Department of Education and Skills (DES) issued Circular 59/2014 which outlines teachers’ sick leave entitlements. There are a number of significant changes in the revised sick leave scheme compared to the previous scheme. [click to continue…]

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Eco Detectives Website

by admin on 18/10/2014

Eco DEco Detectivesetectives is an interactive education portal designed to introduce primary school pupils to the issues of Climate Change and the Environment. Firmly embedded in curriculum learning objectives, the website aims to provide pupils with valuable knowledge and skills and the ability to think critically about their own actions within their community.

The website was piloted over a two-year period in primary schools where teachers were able to link the resource to the areas [click to continue…]

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Guest Post: Service Your Laptop

by admin on 18/10/2014

LaptopServicing a laptop may seem a daunting task and beyond the reach of most people. However, Hassan Dabbagh has put together these tips for servicing a laptop for the novice:

1) Power up laptop. [click to continue…]

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FÍS Film Project

by admin on 17/10/2014

FÍSThe FÍS Film Project is currently thriving in Irish primary schools. The project encourages children to explore the medium of film and develops essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and numeracy in addition to a creating an engaging approach to the curriculum. [click to continue…]

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Hallowe’en Cutting 02

by admin on 16/10/2014

Hallowe'en Cutting 02Getting younger pupils used to handling a scissors and cutting lines or patterns is a useful activity for fine motor skills. Pupils with special educational needs may also need some extra practice with this activity. This seasonal resource requires pupils to cut out the Hallowe’en-themed images and stick them into a copy.

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Hallowe’en Cutting 01

October 12, 2014

Getting younger pupils used to handling a scissors and cutting lines or patterns is a useful activity for fine motor skills. Pupils with special educational needs may also need some extra practice with this activity. This seasonal resource requires pupils to cut out the Hallowe’en-themed images and stick them into a copy.

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Which Is the Biggest/Smallest? 01

October 12, 2014

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Its aim is to encourage oral language, especially sentence structure. The focus is also on the concept of biggest/smallest. The teacher can start with the question at the top of each card: “Which IS The Biggest? / Which IS […]

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Number Puzzle 07

October 12, 2014

This resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils who are working on fractions. It is based on quarters, eighths and halves. The resource features images on a dog theme. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut each one up into eight separate strips. Laminate another piece of A4 card.

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Peg Addition 02

October 12, 2014

This resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on addition of tens and units. It is based on addition without regrouping – units are added to tens & units up to an answer of 19. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up […]

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Signs of Autumn 2014 Twitter Project Review

October 11, 2014

The Signs of Autumn 2014 Twitter Project took place last week and many schools across the country took part. There were also contributions from a school in Canada and another in Australia. Because it is spring in Australia, it was interesting to compare the seasons in different parts of the world. 83 schools and teachers took part […]

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Maths Week Homework Vouchers

October 9, 2014

These Maths Week Homework Vouchers would make great prizes to accompany Maths Week Table Quizzes on this site and most pupils would love to get their hands on one. There are four vouchers on an A4 page in this resource.

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Maths Week 2014

October 9, 2014

Maths Week Ireland 2014 takes place from 11th – 19th October this year. Maths Week Ireland promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities. It is a great opportunity for schools to place an added emphasis on the importance of maths and how it affects our daily lives. […]

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Hallowe’en Sentence Builder 01

October 8, 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 six word sentences with a Hallowe’en theme. All sentences begin with “The witch has a ….”.

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Is It Big Or Small?

October 8, 2014

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Its aim is to encourage oral language, especially sentence structure. The focus is also on the concept of big/small. The teacher can start with the question at the top of each card: “Is It Big Or Small?” This could […]

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Number Puzzle 06

October 8, 2014

This resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on skip counting. It is based on skip counting of even numbers 22-40 in a fun way. The resource features images on a school bus theme. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut each one […]

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