Peg Time 01

by admin on 24/04/2015

Peg Time 01This peg numeracy resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils. It is based on the pupil’s knowledge of units of time – hours, days, weeks, months, years, seasons etc. The pack contains 18 cards – on the left hand side of each card is a question based on a unit of time. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify on the right hand side of the card the correct answer. [click to continue…]

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Sentence Builder 13

by admin on 22/04/2015

sentence_builder_13These sentence builder activities are great for infant/junior 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 five-word sentences with a “farmer”theme with a sentence structure “The farmer has a ….”. [click to continue…]

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Peg Grammar 01

by admin on 21/04/2015

peg_grammar_01This peg literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is based on the identification of parts of grammar in a sentence – noun, verb, adjective, adverb. The pack contains 20 cards – on the left hand side of each card is a sentence with a word coloured red and underlined. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify on the right hand side of the card which part of grammar that word is. [click to continue…]

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LibraryThere are a number of things to be considered when establishing a school library.

Function: Is the library just for lending or do you see it as a place for study and research? Are you considering teaching in the area? Are you incorporating the idea of the library as a maker space?

Location: Ideally, it should be in a central location that is accessible to all students and staff. Classroom libraries are OK if there is no other facility available but ideally try to earmark a space for the school library. [click to continue…]

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Find the Word 02

by admin on 18/04/2015

find_the_word_02This literacy resource focuses on positional language which can pose some difficulties for younger pupils and SEN pupils. This pack includes five worksheets based on fruit for pupils to practise these essential skills. The worksheets include language like first, last, after, under, above, to the right of, to the left of. [click to continue…]

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Apps for Pupils With Autism

April 16, 2015

Sue Fletcher-Watson is a developmental psychologist, working at the University of Edinburgh. She has a special interest in developmental disabilities, and autism in particular. Research and projects that she is involved with are featured on the DART (Development Autism Research Technology) website. The website also contains app reviews, which is how I came across the […]

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Guest Post: Teachers Are Leading Learning (Tomás Ó Ruairc, Teaching Council)

April 15, 2015

In his recent column on the ways in which teaching can change people’s lives, David McWilliams describes the wonderful impact that teachers have in leading learning – “It is a beautiful thing to see the weight of incomprehension being replaced by the freedom of understanding.” He notes his concern in relation to recent commentary that morale in the […]

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Tech Week 2015

April 15, 2015

Tech Week is back! The 2nd national festival of technology aimed at students, parents, and the public, takes place this year from 26th April – 2nd May 2015 and again coincides with Digital Art Week this year. Tech Week is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover programme and tech industry sponsors including Salesforce, […]

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iPad Tokens

April 14, 2015

These are tokens with an iPad motif to be used in conjunction with Token Board 01 or Token Board 02. Some pupils with special needs, perhaps especially those with autism, will work better towards a goal when there is positive reinforcement in the form of tokens earned by completing tasks. This is sometimes referred to […]

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Hot/Cold Food Sorting

April 14, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage oral language. This sorting activity focuses on hot and cold food. It would also be suitable for […]

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Hot/Cold Drinks Sorting

April 14, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage oral language. This sorting activity focuses on hot and cold drinks. It would also be suitable for […]

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Digital Art Week 2015

April 14, 2015

April 26th to May 2nd sees the arrival of our 5th 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 the week, schools are encouraged to use […]

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Peg The Missing Number 01

April 13, 2015

This resource is aimed at junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on number sequences. The pack contains 20 cards – at the top of each card is a sequence of numbers with one number missing. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify which of the four numbers at the bottom of the […]

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Peg the Smallest Number 01

April 8, 2015

This resource is aimed at junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on reinforcing the concept of number up to 20. The pack contains 24 cards – on the right hand side of each card are four numbers less than 20. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify the smallest of these […]

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Peg the Largest Number 01

April 8, 2015

This resource is aimed at junior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on reinforcing the concept of number up to 20. The pack contains 24 cards – on the right hand side of each card are four numbers less than 20. The pupil has to use a clothes peg to identify the largest of […]

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