Award-winning animation studio Cartoon Saloon has teamed up with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to create a short video to help prepare children who are going into hospital for an operation.
Called “Ben and Tara’s Visit to the Hospital”, the video is narrated by “Moone Boy” star Chris O’ Dowd. [click to continue…]
This resource deals with looking at and analysing language. Pupils should have a prior knowledge of consonants, vowels and syllables. The resource requires pupils to read the words and then count the letters, consonants, vowels and syllables in the word, recording their answers in the table. [click to continue…]
The National Folklore Collection, located in UCD, contains 740,000 pages of folklore and local tradition compiled by pupils from 5,000 primary schools in the Irish Free State between 1937 and 1939.
Known as “The Schools Collection”, the material includes oral history, topographical information, folktales and legends [click to continue…]
On my return from holiday I noticed that while I was away the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, announced that coding was to be introduced into primary schools.
I’ve been trying to catch up on the reaction by educators to the announcement – I emphasise that it was the reaction of educators I was interested in as they are the people I trust [click to continue…]
This 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…]