Now that Hallowe’en is over and we’re into the month of November, it’s time to start looking at “Winter” as a theme in the classroom and there are plenty of “wintry” resources on Seomra Ranga to help with the planning of seasonal lessons. There is a set of 30 Posters on the theme of “Snow”; there’s a Powerpoint resource with winter vocabulary on a suitably seasonal background; for poetry, there’s the Jack Frost poem and Five Little Snowmen on a Powerpoint; [click to continue…]
Swine Flu is back in the news again and with schools re-opening next week cases of both flu and swine flu are expected to increase in the short term. Seomra Ranga has some classroom posters in both English and Gaeilge to remind and encourage pupils to engage in good hygiene practices. There are seven posters there at the moment, four in English:
agus trí chinn as Gaeilge:
Other available resources on the prevention of flu include:
You can also visit the following websites for more information and resources:
This week’s RTE Guide is giving away a free Classics for Children CD with each copy purchased. The CD contains 22 classic tunes which are suitable for use in the primary school classroom. Composers such as Debussy, Saint Saens, Kodaly, Bizet, Strauss and Haydn are, amongst others, represented on the CD. The tracks may be played for children in the given order or may be grouped according to common themes such as dances, marches, animal tracks etc. The RTE Lyric FM website contains resources to accompany each of the tracks on the CD.
The three strands of the Primary school music curriculum are embraced in the musical activities accompanying the notes for each track. These strands are Listening and Responding, Performing and Composing. The children’s activities reinforce the nine musical elements upon which the music curriculum is based, namely beat, rhythm, pitch, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and style.
All of these resources may be accessed through the RTE Lyric FM website HERE>>>>
Just to update everyone on what has happened with this project to date. Many thanks to all who contacted me since I last posted requesting old Buntús filmstrips as well as history/geography/nature/science filmstrips. I received a great response. To date I’ve received more than 300 filmstrips! I’ve got almost a full set of Buntús filmstrips, except for the odd one here and there and I received none for junior infants (Imir agus Abair) – perhaps there may not have been any for that class? I have the full set of teacher manuals for the Buntús also.
What was surprising was the other filmstrips that were unearthed – lots of really interesting geography, nature and local history. Unfortunately, what is missing for these are the teacher notes, without which I feel the resource may not be as good. So if anyone has any notes to accompany any of these filmstrips could you please let me know. Now the filmstrips just have to be digitised and converted into Powerpoint resources! Hopefully, over the summer they will begin to appear on the Seomra Ranga website. Again many thanks to all for your interest and support.
A number of new summer resources have been added to the Seomra Ranga site today. All are free to download immediately. The new resources include:
- Cois Farraige – 50 posters as Gaeilge
- At the Beach – 50 posters
- Summer Alphabet – small letters
- Summer Alphabet – capital letters
- Summer Alphabet – small and capital letters
- Summer Numbers – numbers 1-20
The Summer Resources page also includes lined pages with a seasonal theme, summer weather sayings, summer noticeboard headers, summer flashcards in English and Gaeilge. Please feel free to upload your own summer resources to the site and I’ll put them on the summer page. Simply attach the resource to an e-mail and send it to email@example.com All of the summer resources can be found HERE