Archive for the ‘3rd/4th’ Category

December 17th, 2015

Christmas Bookmark 12

bookmark_12Printable bookmarks with the words “Nollaig Shona” and a Santa illustration. Bookmarks are a good incentive for reading for pleasure and it’s good to encourage pupils at this time of the year to continue reading for pleasure. There are three bookmarks per page. If you find that the bookmark is still too large, set your printer options to print two pages per page.

December 17th, 2015

Christmas Certificate 02

christmas_certificate_02This is a certificate for the teacher to present to the pupils as a “Well Done” reward at Christmas.

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December 8th, 2015

Christmas Wonderpondering

christmas_wonderponderingWonder Ponder is a website that specialises in visual philosophy for children over the age of eight. It uses engaging scenes and intriguing questions to prompt reflection and discussion, thereby encouraging children to develop their own thoughts and arguments and to build a visual and conceptual map.

The website has produced a downloadable booklet full of questions and ideas to get older children thinking about Christmas. Examples from the booklet of questions posed to aid talk and discussion on the topic of Christmas are:

December 1st, 2015

Rudolph an Fia Rua

rudolph_an_fia_ruaFocail le haghaidh an t-amhrán “Rudolph an Fia Rua” ar bhileog amháin.

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November 30th, 2015

Silly Christmas Sentences 01

silly_christmas_sentences_01This resource is aimed at junior/middle pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on literacy. It focuses on Christmas-themed sentence construction in a fun way. There are eight pages in the resource which should be laminated and cut up into 32 separate cards. Pupils choose four cards and put them together in the correct order to make the silly sentence. The colour-coded strips on the last page of the resource are to show pupils the order in which to place the cards in order to make the sentence.

November 11th, 2015

Sock Snowman

This Sock Snowman would be a lovely visual arts lesson to do in the weeks leading up to Christmas or at any time during the winter months. It looks pretty straightforward, but then again …..!!

December 18th, 2013

Homework Pass 02

Homework Pass 02Give your pupils a gift they will really appreciate this year, a Homework Pass. It costs nothing and will go down a treat. It has an expiry date of January 31st so that it does not go on for months. There are three passes on one A4 page, so just print out as many as you need.

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December 18th, 2013

Homework Pass 01

Homework Pass 01Give your pupils a gift they will really appreciate this year, a Homework Pass. It costs nothing and will go down a treat. It has an expiry date of January 31st so that it does not go on for months. There are three passes on one A4 page, so just print out as many as you need.

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November 30th, 2013

The Christmas Shed

The Christmas ShedFor those of you who are familiar with “The Literacy Shed”, you may already know that one of the sections on the website is “The Christmas Shed”. It contains some Christmas-themed videos with suggestions of how they can be used to support literacy in the classroom at this time of the year.

Have a look at these resources HERE

November 30th, 2013

The Bear and the Hare

“The Bear and the Hare” is the heart-warming Christmas TV advert for 2013 from the John Lewis department store in the UK. It tells the story of the friendship between the unlikely pair of animals culminating in a lovely Christmas morning scene in the forest. John Lewis has also developed some classroom resources to support the story of  “The Bear and the Hare”.