SPHE

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. [click to continue…]

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What Is The ‘Flu?

by admin on 06/01/2017

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. [click to continue…]

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Mobile Phone Numbers

by admin on 04/09/2016

mobile_phone_numbersThis resource is aimed at getting pupils to learn the mobile phone numbers of their parents. It’s an important life skill and may help to keep pupils safe in certain situations. A page is provided to get pupils to learn both their mum’s and their dad’s mobile phone numbers. [click to continue…]

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Election Resources

by admin on 20/02/2016

How Dáil Éireann is ElectedWith the General Election imminent, the following is a list of online election resources that teachers may find helpful when explaining the workings of the democratic system in Ireland:

How the Dáil Is Elected

Guide To Ireland’s PR Electoral System

Guide to the Register of Electors [click to continue…]

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Election Phrases Word Mat

by admin on 04/02/2016

election_phrasesThis word mat contains thirty-two common phrases that are likely to be heard in the media and social media during the course of an election, perhaps especially during a general election. This word mat encourages pupils to find out the meaning behind each of the phrases.

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Political Parties

February 3, 2016

With the country in election mode and talk of the election all around, it gives teachers the perfect opportunity to teach about politics and the election process through the “Developing Citizenship” Strand of the SPHE curriculum. This resource consists of the names of the main political parties fighting the 2016 General Election.

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Political Party Leaders 2016

February 2, 2016

With the General Election imminent, teachers will be taking the opportunity to teach pupils about the political and electoral process. This is the first of a set of new resources to assist teachers in introducing and explaining the General Election to their pupils. It consists of posters of the leaders of the main political parties […]

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Peg OK / Not OK 01

January 4, 2016

This resource is aimed at pupils with poor social skills who need practice in knowing the difference between what is OK and Not OK to do in different situations. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage oral language and discussion on the topic. Laminate all of the pages in the […]

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Road Signs Matching 02

July 17, 2015

It is important that pupils become aware of road safety as early as possible in their school lives. This resource focuses on learning about road warning signs. Warning signs are typically diamond in shape with a black border, and contain black symbols or letters on a yellow background. They warn road users of an upcoming […]

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Road Signs Matching 01

July 17, 2015

It is important that pupils become aware of road safety as early as possible in their school lives. This resource focuses on learning about road warning signs. Warning signs are typically diamond in shape with a black border, and contain black symbols or letters on a yellow background. They warn road users of an upcoming hazard.

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New Resource For Childhood Bereavement

May 22, 2015

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) has just published a new resource for primary teachers on how to support a bereaved child in the classroom setting. “Listen With Eyes, Ears and Heart” is an online resource, which aims to empower primary teachers to support a pupil in their class following a death of someone in their lives.

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Peg Body Parts

March 15, 2015

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior/middle classes or SEN pupils who are beginning to learn the names of various body parts. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into twenty-four separate cards. Pupils should try to recognise the body part in the image on the left of the card and, […]

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Myselfie and the Wider World

February 2, 2015

This Primary Anti-Cyber Bullying Teachers’ Handbook is an SPHE resource developed to engage 5th and 6th class primary school pupils on the topic of cyber bullying. Developed by Webwise and PDST Technology in Education, a series of short animations are the centrepiece of the resource. These aim to help pupils develop the skills and understanding

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Fit 4 Skool Website

December 8, 2014

Fit4Skool is a new, innovative online resource to increase physical activity and healthy eating in school. It will support teachers in the delivery of the P.E. curriculum by incorporating fundamental movements and skills, warm-up games, stretches and assessments. The content is delivered through a digital learning platform allowing the children to engage in an exciting […]

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Election Resources

May 5, 2014

Election day is fast approaching (May 23rd) with the impending Local Elections, European Parliament Elections and the two By-Elections. This provides the teacher with a great opportunity to use the election atmosphere around us to teach about Ireland’s democracy and the electoral process. Seomra Ranga has produced some resources to enable the teacher to effectively […]

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