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 […]

To investigate the best coin cleaner

This morning the children were delighted to see a number of items on my table. Many remarked excitedly that today we must be doing an experiment. I said nothing and let their curiosity get the better of them until I was asked outright ‘What experiment are we doing?’ I said we weren’t as I knew […]

1916 Commemorations with 3rd Class

I’ve been thinking a lot about 1916 Commemorations and what exactly to do with my class. As a school we are organising a huge event and everyone is involved with dancing, exhibitions, dramas, songs, dressing up, projects etc. I’ve decided to focus on some key aspects of life in 1916 and will do 1/2 lessons […]

Atlas Games

We’ve been using our atlas a lot over the last few weeks. The children have loved playing different games and have learned so much about different places in the world. This is a quick post with some games you might find useful for your class.

School Tour – Recount Template

Yesterday we went on our school tour! It was a very busy day and the children had a great time. To settle back into work this morning, I created a ‘My School Tour’ planning page for recount writing. It is divided into 7 boxes Where did you go? How did you get there? How long did […]