The First Day

This day 2 weeks I will be back in school! It’s scary how quickly the summer has gone and how fast September is approaching. I’m feeling a bit nervous as I’ve been working mainly with 3rd class for the last few years and its a bit of a jump to 5th class but overall very […]

School Supplies with Dealz Ireland

I popped into Dealz in Cork City last week as I needed to pick up some bits and pieces for Back to School. Dealz is always one of my first shops to go to when shopping for school; I never leave empty handed! I was in the store for ages looking at all the different […]

Setting up a Teaching Blog

I’ve received a number of messages over the last few weeks about tips for setting up a teaching blog. When I first started Irish Primary Teacher just over 3 years ago, there was only a handful of teaching blogs in Ireland. That number has grown considerably over the years and there’s now lots! This blogpost […]

Communication Diary from (Review)

I was recently sent this Communication Diary from This diary is designed to allow schools and parents to communicate on a daily basis – usually a diary like this would be used with children with additional educational needs so that the school can communicate how the day went and the parents can share how things […]

Classroom Themes and Colour Schemes

My Facebook feed is full of images of classrooms around the world, decorated beautifully with perfect colour schemes and different themes. I popped into school during the first week of the holidays as I needed to clear some of the tables where I had dumped my stuff when moving rooms and that was all I […]

Vocabulary Lists

I’ve just completed these vocabulary lists for 3rd- 6th class. I’ll be using them as part of a Literacy station in my classroom in September. There are 25 lists for each class with 12 words per list – total of 300 words per pack. 3rd Class     4th Class     5th Class   […]


I’ve just come back from an amazing holiday in Gran Canaria. We stayed in Puerto de Mogan and it was so lovely. Since starting Irish Primary Teacher over 3 years ago, I have never taken more than 1/2 days from the blog/ updating the Facebook page so it was quite strange to completely switch off […]

Termly Plans for 5th Class

I’ve been busy working on these termly plans since the beginning of the holidays, in between catch ups, shopping trips and trips home to Waterford. This blogpost is a quick overview of each plan, the books I used and other relevant information.

Don’t Give Up

I just got a Facebook reminder that this day 3 years ago I moved back to Ireland after a year in Brighton. We planned on moving to Dublin but I had no job, house and moved back home to Waterford. I had been applying for jobs since April/May – both by email and I also sent […]

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