Archive for the ‘5th/6th’ Category

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:

December 2nd, 2013

The Christmas Plan

This video about homelessness at Christmas was made by three sixth year secondary students and two teachers in 2012. One of the teachers composed a special song called “Christmas Time” for the video. It features the line “It’s Christmas time, keep the light on for me”.

The video would make a great introduction to dealing with homelessness at Christmas and thinking about others with pupils in senior classes. Pupils could be asked to think

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”.