Make 11 Cards

January 16, 2017

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils. Its aim is to help pupils who are beginning to learn addition tables. It could also be used as an assessment tool for addition tables. There are twelve cards for pupils to Make 11. Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut up […]

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Initial Hard C Words 02

January 15, 2017

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. It focuses on the correct pronunciation of the initial hard “C” sound. This resource also aims to encourage the development of oral language skills. In order for the resource to be used again and again with a pupil, it […]

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Book Review: The Making of Mollie

January 13, 2017

This book was about a girl called Mollie and her friend Nora. Mollie has an ordinary life until she discovers that her sister, Phyllis, is a suffragette. Mollie’s world changes in ways she couldn’t have imagined as she discovers the lengths that women have to go to for their basic human rights.

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Rights Sparks Workshops From Amnesty Ireland

January 12, 2017

Amnesty International Ireland run an Irish Aid funded CPD programme for primary school teachers called Rights Sparks. The Rights Sparks programme provides free CPD workshops to primary school teachers on human rights and development education methodologies which can be integrated into the curriculum.

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Initial Hard C Words 01

January 12, 2017

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. It focuses on the correct pronunciation of the initial hard “C” sound. This resource also aims to encourage the development of oral language skills. In order for the resource to be used again and again with a pupil, it […]

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What’s The Answer?

January 8, 2017

This resource is intended as a mental/oral maths activity. There are 36 different flashcards with sums to be worked out. They use the numbers 1-9 with four different flashcards for each number. Each flashcard uses the four operators (+, -, x, ÷) in a different order, but using the same digit.

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Mata Focal: Sneachta

January 8, 2017

Seo foclóir ag baint leis an téama “Sneachta” ar bhileog amháin. Bheadh sé oiriúnach do scríbhneoireacht cruthaitheach faoin téama “Sneachta” nó “An Geimhreadh”. Tá cóip freisin sa chomhad atá dubh/bán más maith leat.

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Digital Age of Consent

January 7, 2017

I must admit that I wasn’t aware until recently that there existed a notion called the “Digital Age of Consent“. Apparently the European Union will in 2018 enact legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to determine the age at which providers of online goods and services (eg. gaming platforms and social media apps and websites) […]

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Noun or Verb?

January 6, 2017

Is it a noun or is it a verb? Do I spell it with a “C” or with an “S”? Most adults won’t be able to tell you the answer. This resource focuses on the words advice/advise, licence/license, practice/practise and prophecy/prophesy. It contains 10 pages of material to display in the classroom to teach pupils […]

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What Is The ‘Flu?

January 6, 2017

With the ‘Flu virus being prominent in the news at the moment, it might be an opportune time to do a lesson with pupils about the ‘flu so that they can be better informed about it. This Powerpoint presentation gives lots of information about the ‘Flu virus.

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BGE Student Theatre Awards

January 6, 2017

Now in it’s 4th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards gives students, teachers and schools a chance to be recognised and rewarded for their participation in the dramatic arts. There are lots of budding actors, singers, dancers, choreographers and writers in schools and this might be their opportunity to shine.

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New ICT Infrastructure Grant To Be Paid

January 3, 2017

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has announced a new grant for the purchase of ICT infrastructure. Today’s announcement of a €30m investment is the first part of the implementation of the government’s €210m Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020, first launched by the previous Minister, Jan O’ Sullivan in November 2015.

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Book Review: Your Precious Life

December 30, 2016

Having previously heard Shane Martin speak at an event, and having been really impressed with his presentation style as well as the message he was delivering, I was really interested when I found out that he was publishing a new book. Having started off his professional life as a secondary school teacher, Shane subsequently trained […]

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Review of the Education Year on Seomra Ranga

December 29, 2016

Now into its ninth year, Seomra Ranga has attempted to keep teachers up to date throughout the year with issues pertaining to the world of education in Ireland, with a special emphasis on primary education, as well as providing lots of educational resources to use in the classroom. The following is a month-by-month summary of some […]

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Looking Back – Looking Forward

December 28, 2016

As is traditional at this time of year, it’s good to take stock of things, assess where you’ve come from and where you are going. It’s only when we look back on our journey to the present can we chart a better course for the future. It’s opportune, therefore, to assess the Seomra Ranga journey.

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