Phantom Pupil

Phantom Pupil

Have any of you ever used a Phantom Pupil as a strategy in the classroom? “Brendan” (who incidentally doesn’t have a surname!!) has been my phantom pupil for the past few years. For some reason, he keeps staying with me in 6th class. However, he doesn’t manage to make...
An Bosca Leabharlainne

An Bosca Leabharlainne

Áine Ní Ghlinn, the current Laureate na n-Óg, has pioneered a new project aimed at encouraging primary school pupils to read as Gaeilge for pleasure. With this in mind, in partnership with Foras na Gaeilge and the Arts Council, she has launched “An Bosca...
Blue Star Programme

Blue Star Programme

The Blue Star Programme has confirmed that the programme will be running for its eleventh year over the 2021-2022 school term. The registration process for interested primary schools across Ireland is now open. The Blue Star Programme teaches primary school pupils...
Matching Words Activity 01

Matching Words Activity 01

This video demonstrates a simple Word Matching activity to help pupils to consolidate a selection of sight words that they are learning. You simply write the chosen words onto pairs of cardboard feet, mix them up and get the pupil to match the pairs of feet. This was...
Tree Day

Tree Day

The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Tetra Pak, is calling on primary schools across the country to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day and plant a tree on Thursday, 1st October 2020. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be a Force for Nature” to encourage...
Picture Books in Senior Classes

Picture Books in Senior Classes

Picture Books can often be associated with younger pupils in the primary school but there are also many suitable picture books which can be used with senior pupils. This video shows examples of some of the picture books that I use with my senior class pupils. A couple...