Filling out the Supplementary Panel form 2018/2019

Ah the Department of Education love a good confusing form – they like to make you work for everything. Personally, I don’t understand why things can’t go digital – it would be easier for everyone and so much better for the environment. But alas, here we are with a 5 page document which needs to […]

The Supplementary Panel 2018/2019

I write an explanation blogpost about the Supplementary Panel every year and it is always very popular so hopefully I can answer some of your questions here. What is the supplementary panel? The supplementary panel is a panel made up of teachers who are currently covering substitute/temporary positions who are looking for a permanent position. […]

S&S Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts materials are always welcome! I’m constantly looking for art ideas on pinterest and picking up bits and pieces for lessons everywhere I go. Emily from S&S Arts and Crafts kindly sent me some arts and crafts resources last week. S&S Arts and Crafts offer a wide range of arts and crafts materials. […]

Tackling Long Division

When I found out I was going to have 5th class this year, I was delighted and I quickly thought of the Maths curriculum – I think there is a huge amount in the 5th class Maths curriculum and one of the most difficult areas to teach is long division. When I was on teaching […]

Starting a new position after midterm

I’ve received a number of messages over the last few days from teachers who have secured temporary or maternity leave positions over the midterm and will be starting their new roles next Monday. In this blogpost I’m going to share some tips/advice for starting in a new role and hopefully some ways to make things […]

A quick look back at the first half term

Its November 1st as I’m sitting down to write this blogpost. I spent the day in Kildare Village today which was really lovely. I love wandering around the shops especially Cath Kidston, Joules, Molton Brown and Kate Spade. There is also a new Orla Kiely shop which is cute! I haven’t spent any time doing […]

The Primary Planet

Stephen from The Primary Planet got in touch with me recently about reviewing this monthly children’s news magazine. I previously reviewed the resource last year while working as a resource teacher so I’m really looking forward to using the set in my classroom this year.

Ophelia

When we return to school, I’m sure there will be tons of questions about the storm so here are some ideas for weather themed lessons. Climate in Ireland Ireland has a temperate climate. This means that the winters are mild, the summers have moderate heat and sunshine and there is plentiful rain all year round. […]

Plan for Maths Week 2017

I’ve decided to fully embrace Maths week this year so most of the lessons this week will be Maths related. We have a Maths Committee in school, so we put together lots of ideas that can be used by all the teachers and each member of the committee is looking after a certain area from […]

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