October 31st, 2017

Bethlehemian Rhapsody

A Queen chart hit and the Nativity – what’s not to like about this song. This delightful parody written by Mark Bradford and directed by Darla Robinson tells the Christmas story in a new and totally unique way that will touch the hearts of generations to come. Lyrics are included on screen. This would go down a storm as a Christmas concert item!

December 12th, 2016

Christmas Sentences 02

christmas_sentences_02This resource is aimed at pupils in first to third classes or SEN pupils. Its purpose is to assist with the understanding of both sentence structure and reading for meaning. These Christmas sentences are made up of six words.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the six sentence strips and the corresponding words, which are colour co-ordinated to assist with matching. Place velcro in each of the empty boxes on the sentence strips and on the rear of the individual words.

December 12th, 2016

Christmas Jokes Matching

christmas_jokes_matchingThis resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes. There are Christmas Jokes questions on red flashcards and Christmas Jokes answers on green flashcards. Pupils have to sort out the jokes and match the questions to the correct answers. There are twelve jokes to match. The resource assumes an ability to read.

Print out all pages in the resource and, if possible, laminate all of the pages. Cut out all of the flashcards. 

December 11th, 2016

Christmas Twitter Project

nollaig_ar_scoilAfter the unexpected success of the Hallowe’en Twitter Project on Seomra Ranga, where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Hallowe’en, I immediately thought that such a Twitter project would be great to do at Christmas.

So, “Nollaig Ar Scoil” was born! The idea is really simple, and it’s the simple ideas that work best! Just Tweet with your pupils any time over the next week or so

December 3rd, 2016

Christmas Sentences 01

christmas_sentences_01This resource is aimed at pupils in first to third classes or SEN pupils. Its purpose is to assist with the understanding of both sentence structure and reading for meaning. These Christmas sentences are made up of six words.

Laminate all of the pages in the resource. Cut out the five sentence strips and the corresponding words, which are colour co-ordinated to assist with matching. Place velcro in each of the empty boxes on the sentence strips

December 3rd, 2016

Nativity True Or False

nativity_true_or_falseThis resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes. There are statements about the Nativity on flashcards and pupils have to sort out the statements and decide whether they are true or false. There are twenty sentences to sort, ten of which are true and ten which are false. The resource assumes an ability to read.

Print out all pages in the resource, including the “True” and “False” signs at the end. If possible, laminate all of the pages. Cut out the true and false headers

December 1st, 2016

Christmas True or False

christmas_true_or_falseThis resource is aimed at pupils in middle classes. There are statements about Christmas on flashcards and pupils have to sort out the statements and decide whether they are true or false. There are twenty sentences to sort, ten of which are true and ten which are false. The resource assumes an ability to read.

Print out all pages in the resource, including the “True” and “False” signs at the end. If possible, laminate all of the pages. Cut out the true and false headers as well as the twenty sentences.

November 27th, 2016

Kandle Advent Resources 2016

kandle_2016Many teachers will be quite familiar with the Kandle website as it produces great quality religious resources, especially at set times during the year. The site has recently released its 2016 Resources for Advent.

It contains lots of useful information, activities and ideas for primary teachers to use in the classroom. It has some Advent facts, key dates in Advent, ideas for the Advent Prayer Space, explanation of the Advent Wreath,

November 21st, 2016

Alphabetic Order 01

alphabetical_order_01This resource is aimed at giving pupils practice of ordering words by alphabetical order. The vocabulary used pertains toseasonal items like gifts, decorations, bells, holly, snaowman etc. There are four different sets of five words to place in order, based only on the first letter of the word.

November 19th, 2016

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Using Lámh Signs

If you have pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in your school that use the Lámh Signs, it might be a good idea to teach this traditional Christmas song to all of the pupils in your class/school. Doing something like this with the whole class/school promotes inclusion and allows all pupils to learn some Lámh signs in a fun way.