Movember on Seomra Ranga

by admin on 02/11/2014

made_in_movemberSeomra Ranga will be participating in the Movember fundraising campaign to spark conversation and raise vital funds for men’s health programmes. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November) in order to help with this fundraising drive. [click to continue…]

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Fuaim U AppFuaim-U and Fuaim-C  are Irish phonics apps that follows a phonic programme for children learning to read and spell in Irish. They begin with basic CVC words and progress to longer words, multisyllabic words, words with aspiration and lenition, broad and slender words and then the variations of spelling for the long vowel sounds. [click to continue…]

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Ireland: Province and County Test

by admin on 19/11/2014

Ireland Province and County testThis Powerpoint presentation consists of an editable geography test based on the provinces and counties of Ireland. The teacher should place the animated discs on the desired province/county before running the presentation. The position of the animated discs can be changed again and again to create a fun and interesting test for pupils to enjoy. [click to continue…]

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Edublog Awards 2014 Nominations

by admin on 19/11/2014

Edublog Awards 2014This is the eleventh year of the international Edublog Awards whose aim is to “promote and demonstrate the educational values” of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. [click to continue…]

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Don’t Mention It! 01

by admin on 16/11/2014

Don't Mention It! 01This is an oral language activity in a Powerpoint Presentation that can be done with pupils probably in the middle/senior classes. A pupil stands with their back to the IWB screen while another pupil faces the screen and describes to the first pupil what the object on the screen is. However, they must not mention any of the three words on the right hand side of the slide. [click to continue…]

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Hinky Pinkie Pelmanism 01

November 15, 2014

Pelmanism is the name of the memory game which you play by turning up pairs of cards from a pack and trying to pick out matching pairs. It is named after the Pelman Institute which was set up for the study of memory in London in the 1930s. Hinkie Pinkies is an activity based on […]

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Young Inventors 2014 Competition

November 12, 2014

Primary schools throughout Ireland are being encouraged to take part in Rapid Online’s Young Inventors 2014 Competition in a bid to find the country’s next big inventor. Any pupil who is bursting with ideas and enthusiasm is encouraged to enter the competition by Friday November 21st 2014. They have the opportunity to win one of five LEGO […]

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Debates 01

November 10, 2014

Getting pupils debating, even at primary school age, has great benefits and advantages. Debating enhances cognitive and language abilities and encourages pupils to be more confident in expressing their viewpoint. It requires skills in research, formulating an argument, listening and responding to opposing arguments and even arguing in favour of a motion with which you […]

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What Is She/He Doing? 05

November 10, 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 verbs, and sentence structure. The focus can also be on the pronouns he, she and they. The teacher can start with the question at the top of each card: “What is/are […]

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Pelmanism 03

November 10, 2014

Pelmanism is the name of the memory game which you play by turning up pairs of cards from a pack and trying to pick out matching pairs. It is named after the Pelman Institute which was set up for the study of memory in London in the 1930s. This oral language memory game focuses on […]

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Name Three Things 01

November 10, 2014

This is an oral language activity that can be done with pupils probably in the junior/middle classes. An image of an object with a particular attribute is on each card. The pupil is then asked to name three things with a similar attribute. Initially, the pupil can simply name the required three items. However, the […]

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Science Week 2014

November 9, 2014

The 19th annual National Science Week kicks off today with a host of fun and exciting science events, seminars, demonstrations and tours taking place across the country. Over 800 events will take place in Dublin, Donegal, Galway, Sligo, Mayo, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and across the Midlands aiming to entertain, educate and enthral young and old […]

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Christmas Resources on Nollaig Shona

November 8, 2014

Seomra Ranga’s website for Christmas resources, Nollaig Shona, was three years old last week. It contains lots of different resources for classroom planning for the Christmas season. There are flashcards, posters, worksheets, seasonal music, quizzes, religious resources and visual arts ideas.

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First Line Impros 02

November 8, 2014

First line Impros are a great oral language / drama activity which pupils will really enjoy. The idea is that pupils compose a conversation (improvisation), beginning with opening line written on the card. They need to decide who are the people in the conversation, where it is taking place, what the problem is and how […]

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Jigsaw Puzzles 03

November 5, 2014

This resource is aimed at pupils in infant classes or SEN pupils. It consists of eleven 9-piece puzzles with simple colourful images. They are useful for developing spatial awareness and fine motor skills. The puzzles should be printed, laminated and cut out. They could then be stored in zippy freezer bags to keep them separate.

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First Line Impros 01

November 5, 2014

First line Impros are a great oral language / drama activity which pupils will really enjoy. The idea is that pupils compose a conversation (improvisation), beginning with opening line written on the card. They need to decide who are the people in the conversation, where it is taking place, what the problem is and how […]

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