Ireland

Ireland is a massive section in the Geography curriculum so this blogpost is just putting some useful links/ideas together covering different sections of Ireland. Counties of Ireland Counties of Ireland Poem – children can learn this poem and they will know the counties in each province. There is a great beat to this poem so they […]

Run Around Europe Challenge

I spotted this challenge on ‘Irish Primary PE Association’ Facebook Page’ yesterday and thought it was a great idea.   We started the challenge today and will continue every day for the next few weeks. Today we managed 86 laps as a class so tomorrow we’re aiming for a little bit higher! After break, we […]

Podcasts in the Classroom

I recently started listening to podcasts while driving to work and in the gym. Theres so many brilliant podcasts available mostly free of charge! While listening to one of my favourites ’50 Things that Made the Modern Economy”; I started thinking about how I could use it in the classroom – I think children would […]

Mothers Day Ideas

Mothers Day is on the 26th March this year. It can be a difficult day for children and adults who have lost their mothers so its important to be aware of the home situations of the children in your class and maybe instead of the focus on ‘Mothers’ day they could choose a female person who plays […]

Historopedia 

I bought this book ‘Historopedia’ last weekend and I love it! I bought the Irelandopedia book last year and have used it so much in the classroom and resource room. The book shows the history of Ireland over the last 10,000 years covering the stone age, the high kings, the vikings, the normans, 1916, the […]

Timeline of Me

A nice activity for the start of the year/tie in with History (My Family). Children fill in key events in their life e.g. born, 1st birthday, when new brother/sister was born, holiday, starting school, winning a medal, etc.  

History; Interview parents/grandparents

I linked this homework activity to the strand unit – Family. The objectives are for children to; explore aspects of personal family history examine changes and continuity in the lives of grandparents and parents collect and use a range of simple historical evidence Children bring the questions home and ask their parents 3 questions based […]