Archive for the ‘5th/6th’ 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 11th, 2015

3D Paper Snowflake

As it’s quite fiddly, this would be a visual arts lesson suitable for older pupils. It requires lots of folding, measuring and cutting skills – however, the end result would adorn any seasonal classroom.

November 11th, 2015

3D Paper Christmas Tree

Definitely one for older pupils, but this would make a great visual arts lesson – creating a cool Christmas Tree using only one sheet of green A4 card.

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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December 2nd, 2013

Christmas Shopping

Argos Gift GuideBecause of the emphasis on shopping at this time of the year, it gives the teacher the perfect opportunity to focus on money in maths work. Last year, I “invested” in a class set of Argos Christmas Gift Guide catalogues to focus on money and budgets. Just get any gift catalogues and try some of these activities with your pupils: