Book Review – The Tower Ghost

Book Review – The Tower Ghost

In ‘The Tower Ghost,’ set in 1963 at Sycamore Hill Boarding School in Donegal, three schoolgirls, Clare, Rose, and Molly, dive into a mystery to find out who is the ghostly girl seen in the school’s old tower. My sister always told me “If a book has a map at the beginning, then it’s going to be a good book.” And she was definitely right! read more…

Climate Change

Climate Change

To mark Earth Day 2024, this resource aims to focus the minds of pupils on climate and climate change and what they can do to be a “Climate Hero” to save our planet. The resource contains information on climate, climate change, the effects of climate change on the world and what small actions pupils can take to play their part in slowing down the effects of climate change.

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Summer Hanging Basket

Summer Hanging Basket

This visual arts lesson could be done in the final term and is suitable to be integrated into a summer or gardening theme in the classroom. Pupils have to design and cut flowers and leaves and stick them onto a hanging basket background.

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Book Review – A Blooming Great Day

Book Review – A Blooming Great Day

Our class were delighted to be asked to review the picture book ‘A Blooming Great Day’ by Úna Woods. What made the book so special, was the fact it’s setting is around Dublin city centre, which is exactly where our school is located! read more…

Create a Character Vocabulary Booklet

Create a Character Vocabulary Booklet

This resource consists of a 23-page booklet (printed two pages per A4 sheet) for pupils to assist them in creating a memorable character for their piece of Narrative Writing. It gives pupils lots of examples of words to use when describing aspects of a character which they can use in their own pieces of creative writing. It also gives examples of more interesting vocabulary and phrases that they can use for character creation.

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CVC Booklet – Medial E

CVC Booklet – Medial E

This 20-page phonics booklet is aimed at infant pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on phonics. It is based on their knowledge of CVC words with medial E. The resource could be used as a teaching tool or alternatively, it could be used as a form of practice and/or assessment. The booklet has a range of activities for pupils to complete to practise their CVC words.

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Lollipop Seascape Art

Lollipop Seascape Art

This is a nice visual arts lesson to do during the summer term. It could be done as a standalone art lesson, or it could be done as part of a “Marine” theme in the classroom. The picture is created using lollipop sticks, coloured paper and glue. It is probably more suited to pupils in younger/middle standards.

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Book Review – Puffling and the Egg

Book Review – Puffling and the Egg

This is a wonderful, engaging book with fabulous illustrations about a puffling who finds an egg and looks to find its nest; it meets some challenges such as the windy weather along the way to fulfil its quest. On its journey, it meets a variety of both land and sea creatures e.g. a rabbit, a cormorant, a storm petrel and an octopus to name but  a few. Finally, it finds the egg’s nest before the egg cracks read more…

Match the Shadow 02

Match the Shadow 02

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes, SEN pupils or pupils who need some practice on visual discrimination. The resource, based on modes of transport, aims to help pupils to use visual cues to match each item to its shadow or silhouette. There are twelve items for pupils to match.

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Dathanna Póstaeir

Dathanna Póstaeir

This resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes who are learning the names of colours as Gaeilge. They are printed one poster per A4 page and the word label is in all lower case letters. 11 colours are included in the display pack which contains all of the usual colour names that pupils should know.

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