May is just around the corner so here are some nice art ideas for Summer. Click on the picture for the link.
I asked my dad recently about how he learnt music in primary school when he was growing up in Belfast in the 60’s. He told me about the BBC radio show “Singing Together” which broadcast every Monday morning at 11am. Classrooms across the country would tune in and sing along to songs covering everything from […]
The Marrog is a fantastic poem by R.C. Scriven that we have been looking at over the last few days. Here are some activities that we used and some that I plan to use with the Marrog as inspiration. Rhyming words The children can write a list of all the rhyming words in the poem. […]
I was walking through Dublin this morning and noticed that the Art Gallery was open so we decided to pop in for a coffee and a quick look around. One of the current exhibitions is ‘Imagining Ireland in 2116’ which was a competition that was run as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. Hundreds […]
Two weeks until the Easter holidays! I can’t believe how quickly this year is going! So here are some Art ideas for Easter. I’ve split them into 3 categories; easter eggs, easter bonnets/baskets and bunnies/chicks! If you have any other ideas – email me or comment below! Easter Eggs Easter Bonnets/Baskets […]
Mothers Day is on the 11th 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 […]
St. Patricks Day is just over a week away so here are some art ideas based on St. Patrick and celebrating ‘Irishness’. Shamrocks Rainbows and Pots of Gold Leprechauns
This weeks music monday is a piece of music from ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ called ‘The Kiss’ or ‘The Gael’ . I have loved this piece of music since I first watched the movie many years ago and I used to listen to it constantly. Music; Compare and contrast the two sections of the […]
This week I’m sharing a well known and loved song – The Erie Canal by Bruce Springsteen. This YouTube video gives the lyrics as well as some useful facts about the Erie Canal.
Valentines Day is just around the corner so here are some ideas to use for a thematic day/week based around St. Valentine and love.