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Developing Cutting Skills from Prim Ed Publishing

These two books from Prim Ed Publishing are fantastic for developing cutting skills with children in junior classes and also for children who need support with their cutting in senior classes. They are perfect for resource settings! The books are extremely well laid out with a teachers section at the beginning – explaining the different […]

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Gorgeous Glasses – Art lesson from Primary Art

Although I enjoy teaching Art, I sometimes find it difficult to come up with ideas. A friend of mine has agreed to do some art posts for Irish Primary Teacher. She has also set up a Facebook Page – You can like it here. Below you’ll find 3 lessons for infants it also includes integration ideas! […]

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Dogs – Art Lesson from Primary Art

Although I enjoy teaching Art, I sometimes find it difficult to come up with ideas. A friend of mine has agreed to do some art posts for Irish Primary Teacher. She has also set up a Facebook Page – You can like it here. Dogs!! I really loved this lesson when I did it with my […]

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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 […]

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New Wave; English in Practice from Prim Ed

This is a new series of books from Prim Ed here for only €5.99. It is available for 1st – 6th Class.  It is a daily practice workbook to develop children’s literacy skills. There are 10 questions each day based on the areas of spelling, word study, punctuation and grammar.  There is a pupil record sheet […]

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Book Review; Comprehension Lifters from Prim Ed

I’ve been working as a resource teacher since September and have used a variety of different books to cater for the needs of the children I work with. I was delighted to get these books from Prim Ed last week. Comprehension Lifters are a series of 4 books which are high interest for students with […]

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Quick and Easy Maths Display

I made this display this morning. The numbers can be printed in A4 or A5 from twinkl. I printed them on coloured paper and then laminated them.  I then typed out a list of activities/questions – stuck them on card and laminated these too! You can make it as easy or as difficult as you […]

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A Day in the Life of a Special Class Teacher

I teach pupils with autism aged 13. Each school day begins the same. Visual timetables and schedules are prepared the evening before to ensure that there is a structure and that the students are informed with the layout for the day.   All the students arrive on buses. When they arrive in class, social skills […]

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Book Review; Fine Motor Skills from Prim Ed Publishing

The above two books go hand in hand to support the development of gross and fine motor skills. This review is on the ‘Fine Motor Skills’ Book.  The first section gives information about fine motor skills and a short summary and key activities to support children with the development of skills in the areas of […]

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