120 Square

by admin on 23/06/2016

120_squareThis resource is a 120 Square on an A4 page. Its aim is to cross the bridge of the number 100. It can be used for work on patterns in the 120 square or for addition and subtraction on the square. It can also be used to do lots of oral maths lessons. [click to continue…]

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ORT Character Flip Flop Matching

by admin on 23/06/2016

ort_flip_flopsThis resource is aimed at younger pupils who are using the Oxford Reading Tree set of graded readers. Its aim is to help pupils to learn and recognise the names of the eleven main characters in the series. The resource is a matching activity with a summer flip-flop theme. [click to continue…]

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Comprehension Book 02

by admin on 01/06/2016

comprehension_book_02This literacy resource book is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils, with the focus on reading comprehension. It is made up of ten pages, each page containing a strong image (from the My Cute Graphics website) and a sentence placeholder. The ten sentences that go with each page are at the end of the pack. The book has a theme of children doing things. [click to continue…]

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Sentence Strips 13

by admin on 29/05/2016

sentence_strips_13aThis resource is aimed at pupils in first to third classes or SEN pupils. Its purpose is to assist with the understanding of both sentence structure and reading for meaning. These sentences are made up of six words.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the five sentence strips and the corresponding words, which are colour co-ordinated to assist with matching. [click to continue…]

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Comprehension Book 01

by admin on 29/05/2016

comprehension_book_01This literacy resource book is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils, with the focus on reading comprehension. It is made up of ten pages, each page containing a strong image (from the My Cute Graphics website) and a sentence placeholder. The ten sentences that go with each page are at the end of the pack. The book has a gardening theme. [click to continue…]

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Guest Post: DabbleDoo Primary Music Resource

May 20, 2016

A New Method For Music Education In 2008 I created a new system of music notation as part of a Masters in Music and Media Technology in Trinity College Dublin. My aim was to create a type of musical notation that could be used and understood by everyone, regardless of their previous musical experience. I wanted to […]

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Excited Digital Learning Festival 2016

May 12, 2016

In 2014 EXCITED held the first Digital Learning Festival in Dublin Castle. Last year it returned with a theme of “Growing the Network”. On Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May it once again visits Dublin Castle with a theme of “Celebrating Success and Sharing Innovation”. Over the course of the two-day festival teachers, students, academics, […]

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Sentence Strips 12

May 10, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils in first to third classes or SEN pupils. Its purpose is to assist with the understanding of both sentence structure and reading for meaning. These sentences are made up of six words. Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the five sentence strips and the corresponding […]

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Alphabetical Order Ladder 04

May 10, 2016

This resource is aimed at giving pupils practice of ordering words by alphabetical order. The vocabulary used pertains to various items of clothing. There are five different sets of five words to place in order, based only on the first letter of the word. There is a reference image beside each word. Laminate all pages in […]

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Statutory Vetting Has Commenced

May 7, 2016

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 is being commenced from 29 April 2016. The Acts provide a statutory basis for the vetting of persons carrying out relevant work with children or vulnerable persons. The Act also creates offences and penalties […]

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Book Review: Arrivals

May 7, 2016

“Arrivals” by Brian Gallagher is a book about a girl called Ciara and her granddad who has just died. She goes to visit his home in Ontario, Canada. She is excited because he left her a letter. In the letter she finds a riddle. Together with her Dad, she solves the riddle and it leads […]

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New Dublinia Interactive Resources Site

May 7, 2016

Dublinia, in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Scoilnet and Noho have recently launched a new Online Learning platform. Through audio-visual interactives, the platform introduces pupils to the history of Viking and medieval Dublin. Speaking about the launch of the website, Sheila Dooley, Curator and Education Officer of Dublinia remarked that the site

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Book Review: My Ireland Activity Book – The Wild Atlantic Way

May 7, 2016

“My Ireland Activity Book: The Wild Atlantic Way” – This book would be brilliant for keeping children entertained in the car if you are going on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is full of fun activities for children like word searches, crosswords, dot to dots etc. It also has stories and lots of facts for children to learn […]

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Gaeilge Resources

April 20, 2016

We are working on our Gaelbhratach in school this year and recently had some Gaeilge CPD in support of our work. It’s always difficult to come across resources to help with the teaching of Gaeilge in the classroom. The following are some sites that come recommended to source some books and resources online,

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Story Word List 01

April 18, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils starting off on the road to writing. It consists of a really basic vocabulary to get them writing some basic sentences about any topic. It contains a general list of 44 words that they might need to write a basic story. It also includes

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