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Book Review: The Clubhouse Mystery

by admin on 09/03/2017

This fun adventure by Erika McGann was reviewed by our Third Class pupils.

The story is about a girl called Cass and her friends, Nick and Lex.

To escape her annoying younger twins, Cass sets up a club and they build a fort. [click to continue…]

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Initial Hard C Words 02

by admin on 15/01/2017

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 is suggested that all pages should be laminated and cut up into individual cards. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Making of Mollie

by admin on 13/01/2017

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. [click to continue…]

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Initial Hard C Words 01

by admin on 12/01/2017

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 is suggested that all pages should be laminated and cut up into individual cards. [click to continue…]

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Noun or Verb?

by admin on 06/01/2017

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 when to use each of these words and how to tell the difference. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: Run For The Hills

December 22, 2016

The Story The book is set in Glensinna, a place inhabited by red foxes only. They have all heard about the legend of Sionnach the Great White fox which is said to have looked after the land in times of great danger and lived in the Valley of Gleann an tSionnaigh (the valley of the […]

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Cloze Sentences 03

November 20, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing in the middle. The missing words are all verbs. The pack contains a base board, the missing words and sixteen sentence strips. The pupil has to decide which of the sixteen words best […]

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Peg The Colours

November 19, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils. Its aim is to help pupils who are beginning to learn the colour words. There are eight cards, each with the word of one colour and four coloured circles as answer options. Laminate both pages in the resource. Cut up the eight cards. Give the […]

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Pangrams

November 16, 2016

This presentation explains what pangrams are (sentences using each of the 26 letters of the alphabet at least once); why they are important/interesting; who uses them; what a perfect pangram is; lots of examples of pangrams. At the end of the presentation, there is also a challenge for pupils

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Opposite Words 02

November 15, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on the topic of opposite words. The opposite words may need to be taught in advance and this resource could then be used as a form of assessment or it could also be used for independent work. Laminate the three pages […]

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Opposite Words 01

November 10, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils working on the topic of opposite words. The opposite words may need to be taught in advance and this resource could then be used as a form of assessment or it could also be used for independent work. Laminate the three pages […]

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Book Review: Kings of the Boyne

October 27, 2016

I have recently finished the historical novel, Kings of the Boyne, by Nicola Pierce. The book was mainly about the famous battle, Battle of the Boyne. The chapters switched between four groups of people: – Gerald O’ Connor and his French friend, Jacques, fighting for King James II; the brothers Robert and Daniel Sherrard, fighting […]

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Cloze Sentences 02

October 18, 2016

This literacy resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes or SEN pupils. It is made up of cloze sentences with one word missing in the middle. The missing words are all verbs. The pack contains a base board, the missing words and twelve sentence strips. The pupil has to decide which of the twelve words best […]

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Hallowe’en Listening & Cutting 02

October 16, 2016

Getting younger pupils used to handling a scissors and cutting lines or patterns is a useful activity for fine motor skills. Pupils with special educational needs may also need some extra practice with this activity. This seasonal resource requires pupils to cut out the Hallowe’en-themed images and stick them into a copy or on a […]

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Hallowe’en Listening & Cutting 01

October 16, 2016

Getting younger pupils used to handling a scissors and cutting lines or patterns is a useful activity for fine motor skills. Pupils with special educational needs may also need some extra practice with this activity. This seasonal resource requires pupils to cut out the Hallowe’en-themed images and stick them into a copy or on a […]

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