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.


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 […]

Week 6

2 weeks to mid-term; not that I’m counting! Just a quick overview of what worked well this week/ things we enjoyed. Literacy In Literacy, we covered procedure writing. We began on Monday with stations – these included; How to make a cup of tea (independent writing) How to make a ham sandwich (independent writing) How […]


I can’t believe it’s October already. September was a very busy month for me. I have to be honest and admit that it took me a good few weeks to get used to being back in the classroom; I had forgotten/blocked out the memories of corrections and photocopying and laminating and being really organised so […]

Table Boards from ABC School Supplies

I recently spotted these table boards from ABC School Supplies and thought they would be great to use for quick recall of multiples and tables. ABC School Supplies kindly sent me a set for my classroom and we’ve been using them a lot this week.

Worry Plaque from the Irish Fairy Door Company

I was delighted when I was contacted by the Irish Fairy Door Company about their worry plaque and was even more thrilled to receive my very own Worry Plaque in the post. Here are my thoughts about the worry plaque and why I would definitely recommend one for the classroom.

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