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Christmas

Christmas by Scoilnet

It's Christmas time, sing aloud and cheer. Be good to mankind and make a wish for the New Year.

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An Post - Christmas Supplies

http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/MainCon...tm?gclid=CIvagM2m6s8CFcqT7QodyzUIgg Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

An Post has been helping Santa Clause for over 25 years now. An Post recommends students to send their letters to Santa Clause very soon! With this resource, An Post provides a template to use when writing your letter to Santa Clause. Other resources within An Post include - Christmas Cards, Christmas Number Cruncher, Word search, crossword and a picture of Santa Clause to colour in.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express his/her reactions to particular experiences in writing
  • write about favourite moments, characters and events in stories

Suggestions for use: Help your students to learn the art of letter writing by writing their Christmas letters to Santa Clause. Bring in Christmas catalogs for students to look through in groups as a stimulus to expressing themselves throughout their letter.

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Language: English
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Notice From Santa Clause

http://www.royalmail.com/letters-to-santa Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Royal Mail got a letter from Santa Clause to inform all the boys and girls that they need to write their letters to him very soon as he is extremely busy and the elves need to start working. Read the letter Santa sent here with your class...

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage with a wide variety of text

Suggestions for use: Use Santa's letter as a way to introduce the class to letter writing. Students can use An Post letter templates to help them structure their letters. (Attached in related resources)

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Language: English
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Letter to Santa Clause Template

https://dolledupdesign.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/letter_to_santa.pdf Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

A template for students to use when writing their letters to Santa Clause. A guided template with fill in the blank spaces plus extra space given for students to add in their own personal writing.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express in writing likes and dislikes about events and characters in stories and poems

Suggestions for use: Print the template and assign for homework/ complete in class using catalogs as a stimulus.

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Language: English
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Email Santa

http://emailsanta.com/ Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

A festive christmas resource with many fun engaging items. Resources include countdown to Christmas, a video from Santa Clause, a present counter, the naughty and nice list, joke of the day and even the option to email Santa Clause. Additional options include the Santa Clause tracker, songs, games and letters.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose topics for writing after conferring with the teacher
  • decide whether or not to re-draft a piece of writing
  • write notes and messages to different audiences

Suggestions for use: Use the website to motivate students imagination skills in thinking and writing about Christmas

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Paper Snowflakes with Printable Patterns

http://www.firstpalette.com/tool_box/printables/snowflake.html Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

12 different snowflake patterns to create with your class. Instructions are given on each template for teacher and student help. How many can your class create?

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Teacher should print the templates for students to practice. Allow time for students to come up with their own patterns.

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Language: English
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Twisty Snowflake Challenge

http://www.ucandostuff.com/Guide-14...snowflake%20twist%20decoration.aspx Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

An online reference detailing instructions to use to create twisty snowflakes for Christmas. Challenge your more able craft designers to this snowflake challenge.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Challenge your class to create the snowflake in groups. Encourage discussion and growth mindset.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Santa Clause: Paper Plate Craft Idea

http://iheartcraftythings.com/paper-plate-santa-claus.html Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

A creative blog post about creating a paper plate Santa Clause for Christmas. A simple yet clever design using glue, white & red paper, paper plate, eyes and fluffy balled nose.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Teacher can use the blog as a reference to creating a Santa Clause with their class.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Santa Stuck in the Chimney - Craft Idea

http://www.northpole.com/Workshop/S.../NorthpoleCraft_ComputerTravels.pdf Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Northpole.com have a clever crafty idea for teachers to create with their students during art&craft lessons on the run up to Christmas. Guidelines and worksheet included to carry out the crafty idea.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Teacher should print the worksheet on card for each pupil and follow the instructions in the resource to carry out the activity.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3D Snowman from Activity Village

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/3d-christmas-snowman Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Help Sheets

3D snowman activity guidelines and printable template for students. Recommend printing the template on card paper.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Print templates prior to lesson. Have a ready made snowman to show the class.

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3D Christmas Tree

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/3d-christmas-tree Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Help Sheets

Activity village has a 3D Christmas tree activity with templates for teacher to print out for their class. Guidelines to create the Christmas tree are also attached.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Print templates on card paper for better stability.

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Language: English
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Activity Village Christmas Activities

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Lots of Christmas activities to explore on Activity Village. Excellent resource for planning craft lessons, colouring pages, join the dots, Christmas characters, origami, cards, printables, puzzles, worksheets, Nativity story, Christmas games, stories, jokes and videos.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Teacher planning resource for lessons around Christmas.

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Language: English
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Create a Nativity Setting - Learning Path

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/4422/ Added: 22 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Print the background posters. Connect together. Print the nativity template using card paper. Cut and colour templates and set up in front of the background.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Teacher should view the individual resources' description and suggested uses within the Learning Path

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Language: English
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How it maps to the curriculum

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Visual Arts

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Advent Wreath: Background and How to Make Your Own

http://www.catholicculture.org/cult...icalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=954 Added: 12 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Background information on the traditions associated with the Advent wreath. Gives considerable detail on the various components of the wreath - the base; candleholders; greens, ribbons / decorations; candles.

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5-6 Visual Arts
5-6 Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore and experiment with the properties and characteristics of materials in making structures
  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Use the information on the site to plan a class. The instructions are very detailed and useful.

5-6
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use the information on the site to plan a class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Theme

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13006/12643.doc Added: 11 Nov 2014 Contributor: Michael OReilly Resource type: Project

A complete school plan for exploring the theme of Christmas using all strands of the curriculum at all class levels - twenty four content objectives with twenty four exemplar activities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use as a plan for a whole school exploration of the Christmas theme or select individual activities to suit your own particular class.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Rights Url: http://www.pcsp.ie
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Christmas Card Factory

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13005/12642.pdf Added: 11 Nov 2014 Contributor: Michael OReilly Resource type: Guide/notes

Notes on how to use printing techniques to enable children to design and print their own cards

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Print

Strand unit: Making Prints

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • experiment with more complex printmaking techniques
  • make prints for functional uses (as well as for their own sake)
  • use more complex print-making techniques to make theme-based or non-representational prints

Suggestions for use: This article will familiarise you with some of the basic printing techniques outlined in the curriculum so that you can in turn experiment with these with your class with the children. It will also provide you with the information to enable you to plan a series of process based lesson plans on the theme of Christmas.

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Language: English
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The Night Before Christmas

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13004/12641.pdf Added: 11 Nov 2014 Contributor: Michael OReilly Resource type: Project

An outline of how you might use the classic poem to explore the theme of Christmas through work in the visual arts.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use as a planning tool to choose a variety of process based visual arts activities that explore a variety of strands in the visual arts curriculum.

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Language: English
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Christmas Poetry

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12971/12608.pdf Added: 20 Oct 2014 Contributor: Michael OReilly Resource type: Guide/notes

InTouch Article about use of four pieces of poetry as a stimulus for visual arts activities at Christmas Time.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Visual Arts

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Suggestions for use: Use as a reference for seasonal lesson planning

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Rights Url: http://www.into.ie
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Highlight Kids - Build a Snowman

http://www.highlightskids.com/games/build-snowman Added: 18 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Click on the controls to change the snowman's hat, scarf, face, head and neck. Place him in different scenes and drag the components around to create the perfect picture. Print off the final creation.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Fun activity suited to the IWB. The print function allows individual children or groups to engage and personalise.

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Fun activity suited to the IWB. The print function allows individual children or groups to engage and personalise.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Nativity Puppet Story

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cambrid...d_ethics/newsid_8412000/8412286.stm Added: 02 Apr 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

How to make a Christmas nativity scene with finger puppet characters and animals.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Suggestions for use: Use this idea in groups so that each child can explore the characters and sequence of events involved in the nativity story. <br>
The finished display can be used as an advent calender - teacher can add a character or object one at a time on the days coming up to Christmas (i.e. Day 1 - In a town called Nazareth, lived a woman called Mary - add Mary to the scene. Day 2 - She was engaged to be married to a carpenter called Joseph - add Joseph to the scene) and so on.

Asset type: Image
Language: English
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Popular Christmas Art and Music Activities

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/christmas/art/53679.html Added: 11 Dec 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Project

A set of activities suitable for all levels of Primary. Ranges from the very simple - colour a christmas tree - to a more difficult - make a paper-mache ball ornament. Clear instructions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Advent Calendar

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ArtOAdventCalendar38.htm Added: 13 Nov 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Short lesson plan for Christmas describing how to make an Advent Calendar. Involves drawing, cutting, pasting and some imagination.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Colouring Pages

http://coloring-page.net/christmas.html Added: 02 Jan 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Some Christmas colouring pages. You can simply click and print or right click and Save As and use the images to create your own Christmas cards.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Art Ideas - Smaointe d'Ealaín na Nollag

http://www.eachleim.com/an_nollaig.html Added: 24 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

Is féidir an áis seo a úsáid trí mheán na Gaeilge nó trí mheán an Bhéarla.

This school page has a lovely simple sample of their Nativity artwork. They have colored in a picture from the Nativity of the Shepard's following the star and framed it with some tinsel.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , Gaeilge
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What's it all about? Why do we celebrate Christmas and what are the unique traditions associated with the season?

Christmas Online Story

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...dag/ngfl-container/re-unit1-en.html Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Guide/notes

Learn about the Christmas story using this online resource. Options include - the story, Christmas today, question time, discuss, think and discuss along with games such as make a picture, pairs and jigsaws.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in real and imaginary situations to perform different social functions
  • focus on the subject under discussion and sustain a conversation on it
  • initiate discussions, respond to the initiatives of others, and have practice in taking turns

Suggestions for use: Use resource as a stimulus for students to begin conversations about Christmas.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Story Online

http://www.whychristmas.com/christmasstory/ Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Simulation

A fun and easy to read version of the Christmas story. The resource is very visual and has a student friendly appearance. Must click the arrow to move onto the next page of the story.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Project the story onto the board for the teacher/class to read together in learning about Christmas.

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Birth of Jesus Christ - Give Up Yer Aul Sins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKKPVJ4FYDM&feature=channel Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Youtube Video from Give Up Yer Aul Sins is based upon the 1960s recordings of young children telling Bible stories in a classroom to their schoolteacher. Students will enjoy hearing the children's take on the story of Christmas along with enjoying the funny animations.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Drama

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Present the video to the class. Can your class create their own Give Up Yer Aul Sins take on the Christmas?

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Santa's Personalised Stories

http://www.northpole.com/Den/PersonalizedStories/ Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Fill in the details of you class onto the Northpole.com page. The website will then create a personalised Christmas story for you and your class to read together.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in personal reading
  • read aloud to share a text with an audience

Suggestions for use: A nice resource to use on the run up to Christmas and a resource will will capture your students attention.

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The Christmas Story

http://www.whychristmas.com/story/the_christmas_story.shtml Added: 12 Nov 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

The full story of Jesus' birth written in an easy-to-read style. The story is broken into sections, like 'The Shepards and the Sheep', 'Jesus as a Newborn', the 'Wise Men' and so on.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Birth of Jesus

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/christianity/nativity/index.htm Added: 02 Jan 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A colourful, illustrated story of the birth of Jesus.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Wise Men

https://web.archive.org/web/2012102....dltk-bible.com/cv/the_wise_men.htm Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

This is a story based on the Nativity on how the Wise Men 'saved' baby Jesus by not telling King Herod that they found him.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. This story could also be used as a basis on a lesson on different perspectives, the children could look at how the Shepherds might have felt the night of the Nativity. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This is part of the Nativity story and could be used as part of the explanation of Christmas.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Angels Visit the Shepherds

https://web.archive.org/web/2012102...m/cv/angels_visit_the_shepherds.htm Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

This short story is about when the Angels came to visit the Shepherds to tell them that the baby Jesus had been born. It is a short snippet from the Nativity story that can be used in numerous ways in the classroom from read aloud to a comprehension.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. This story could also be used as a basis on a lesson on different perspectives, the children could look at how the Shepherds might have felt the night of the Nativity. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This is part of the Nativity story and could be used as part of the explanation of Christmas.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: The teacher could read this part of the Nativity to the class and it could be discussed or used as a written assignment what happened after this. The children could also create artwork based on the story.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Story of Baby Jesus

https://web.archive.org/web/2012102...lidays.com/xmas/scriptbabyjesus.htm Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

This is a play based on the traditional Nativity story which can easily accommodate a class size of 32.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: This Nativity drama could work very well for a Christmas show for a class of 28-32.

3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Story Starters

http://www.storyit.com/Starters/ststart.htm Added: 21 Aug 2015 Contributor: Aidan Monaghan Resource type: Demonstration / Guide/notes / Primary Source

Simple story starters for children's stories and creative writing. You can click on a starter and it will give you a printable page with the beginning of a story. Story starters are themed for different occasions such as Christmas or Mothers Day.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose to write for himself/herself only
  • decide, after conferring with the teacher and others, who the audience for a piece of writing should be
  • develop his/her ability to write using information technology&nbsp;
  • engage with the writing of one piece over a period
  • give sequence to ideas and events in stories
  • learn to revise and re-draft writing
  • learn to use a wider range of punctuation marks with greater accuracy as part of the revision and editing process
  • learn to use questions as a mechanism for expanding and developing a story
  • learn to write with increasing grammatical accuracy through the process of revision and editing
  • use a range of aids and strategies, including the use of approximate spelling, to improve his/her command of spelling
  • write in a legible joined script with confidence and fluency
  • write regularly, and gradually extend the period over which a writing effort is sustained

Suggestions for use: This could be used to prompt a child to start writing a piece of creative writing.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Create a Nativity Setting - Learning Path

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/4422/ Added: 22 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Print the background posters. Connect together. Print the nativity template using card paper. Cut and colour templates and set up in front of the background.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Teacher should view the individual resources' description and suggested uses within the Learning Path

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Nativity Play

http://www.catholicireland.net/nativity-play/ Added: 02 Jan 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

This site contains a script for a school nativity play. It includes a list of characters, a script and suggested hymns.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Jesus' Christmas Party

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/13077/12714.doc Added: 26 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Script for a nativity play. Relativly short and is quite funny in tone. Contains clear stage instructions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This is a simple script that will be easy to follow.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: This is a simple script that will be easy to follow.

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Language: English
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The Littlest Christmas Tree

https://web.archive.org/web/2012101...m/xmas/mlittlest_christmas_tree.htm Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

This is a lovely play about a small fir tree that wanted to be a Christmas tree. It currently has 22 parts but more could easily be added by added more animals or more children to the families that come to pick their Christmas trees.

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Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: This is a lovely drama for your infant class, there are great directions within the post on how best to set up your drama.

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Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: There are lots of simple songs within this play sung to the tunes of very familiar songs.

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SPHE

Strand: Myself & Others

Strand unit: My friends and other people

Suggestions for use: It could be discussed how the class imagine the little tree might feel at different times during the play and would could have been done to make the little tree feel better.

Asset type: Image
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Christmas Story - Play with Narration

https://web.archive.org/web/2012110...w.dltk-bible.com/christmas_play.htm Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

Should you wish to have a narrator and songs only as part of your Christmas play this is a nice simple script. While the narrator sings, the class can act out what is being said and others can be in the choir that sing the relevant songs.

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1-2 3-4 Drama
1-2 3-4 Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: A nice play which works very well should you only want a narrator and a choir in your Christmas nativity.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: A nice play which works very well should you only want a narrator and a choir in your Christmas nativity.

1-2
3-4
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Around the World: A Christmas Play

https://web.archive.org/web/2012102...lidays.com/xmas/christmas_play2.htm Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

A nice play that discusses Christmas around the world and how it may be Summer in Australia for example they still celebrate Christmas. Christmas is about love and faith in Jesus Christ.

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1-2 Drama
1-2 Music
1-2 SPHE
1-2 SESE Geography
1-2 Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: This script could be used as your Christmas play, additional characters can be added as puppets of in a choir singing the songs if required.

1-2
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: There are opportunities to learn a song from Hawaii, Slient Night in a different language and a fun Australian song.

1-2
SPHE

Strand: Myself & the Wider World

Strand unit: Developing citizenship

Suggestions for use: This play can be used to discuss Christmas around the world and the differences and similarities between their Christmas and others.

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Human Environments

Strand unit: People and places in other areas

Suggestions for use: This play can help you to explore how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

1-2
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Slient night, away in a manger and hark the Herald Angles sing are hymns within this play. The play also concludes that Christmas is celebrated when Jesus is being remembered.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Santa Claus Acrostic Recital

https://web.archive.org/web/2012103...mas/plays/santa-claus-acrostic.html Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

This Christmas play is for 10 children but could easily accommodate 20 where one could hold up the letter while the other speaks or both speak together.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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English

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • listen to, learn and recite rhymes, including nonsense rhymes

Suggestions for use: A poem that would make a nice addition to the Christmas performance at school.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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A Game of Letters - Merry Christmas Script

https://web.archive.org/web/2012103...istmas/plays/a-game-of-letters.html Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes / Role Play / Tool

A script for 14 children to say, while each hold a letter that spells Merry Christmas. It is a riddle so the viewer does not realise that Merry Christmas is being spelt until listening to the whole script

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Drama

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: A nice script/riddle spelling Merry Christmas could be used as part of your Christmas play to give a part to 14 children.

1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Competence and Confidence in Using Language

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Nativity Play - Infants

http://www.sunday-school-center.com/support-files/simply-christmas.pdf Added: 22 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Nativity script for the narrator. Narrator reads the story as the other pupils act out the scene. Perfect script for younger pupils - infants/ senior infants.

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in 1-2 Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop awareness of how he/she, as part of a group, helps to maintain focus in the dramatic action
  • develop the ability to play in role as an integral part of the action
  • experience how the use of space and objects can help to create the reality of the make-believe world

Suggestions for use: Pupils need a lot of practice with the script prior to performing the script to an audience.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

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1-2
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: Document
Language: English
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The Little Christmas Tree

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/mlittlest_christmas_tree.htm Added: 12 Nov 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Script and directions for a simple play about three fir trees. Perfect for a Christmas play. Mostly non-religious, though there is a religious reference towards the end. The cast includes: three trees; a family with a mother, father and child; bunnies, birds and a star.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
Drama

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: The script is very basic but can be modified to suit your class. Parts are quite American, but again could be adapted easily.

Strand: Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Strand unit: Exploring and making drama

Suggestions for use: The script is very basic but can be modified to suit your class. Parts are quite American, but again could be adapted easily.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Compose a Christmas Jingle

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25041/24764.pdf Added: 15 Nov 2017 Contributor: Louise Mullane Resource type: Lesson Plan

Watch old Christmas Ads and explore some musical elements in them before composing a new Christmas Ad jingle.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Music

Strand: Composing

Strand unit: Improvising and creating

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • invent and perform pieces that show an increasing awareness and control of musical elements
  • select from a wide variety of sound sources (voice, body percussion, untuned and tuned percussion, melodic instruments and technology) for a range of musical purposes

Suggestions for use: Use lesson plan as described. Focus particularly on texture, pulse and tempo of the music. Record performances using ICT so that children can watch their performances back.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Carols

http://www.carols.org.uk/ Added: 12 Nov 2009 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Lyrics for most of the traditional carols. Users can also play music to accompany the lyrics. Contains some commercial advertising but the site is very clear and easy-to-use.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Santa's Sing-A-Long Christmas Carols

http://www.the-north-pole.com/carols/index.htm Added: 18 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

Are you looking for lyrics for new or even old Christmas songs? This site gives you a list of Christmas songs, their lyrics and their music so you can listen and sing-a-long to lots of different carols. The 'help' section allows you to download any applications you will need to view and listen to the music.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Asset type: Audio
Language: English
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Stille Nacht

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuyroRHlcBE Added: 07 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Video with animation and the actual lyrics for this famous German / Austrian carol - Silent Night. The carol was first performed in Austria in 1818 and has become synonomous with Christmas ever since.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
German

Strand: Listening/Hören

Strand unit: Festivals/Feste

Suggestions for use: Play the video to class - get students to sing along.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating

Asset type: Video
Language: German
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Baby Jesus Song Performance

https://web.archive.org/web/2012102...holidays.com/xmas/babyjesussong.htm Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

This song is about baby Jesus's visitors in the stable, it could be sung as a song in the class or could be sung as part of a Christmas play with the play happening as each of the verses being sung i.e. the shepherds coming to visit baby Jesus when verse 2 is being sung.

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1-2
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: A lovely simple song based on those who visited baby Jesus in the manger. This can be sung as a whole class or used as part of a Nativity play.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: A lovely simple song based on those who visited baby Jesus in the manger. This can be sung as a whole class or used as part of a Nativity play.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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A Christmas Bell - A Christmas Song

https://web.archive.org/web/2012103...ligious/plays/a-christmas-bell.html Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

This is a song that could be learned as a stand alone song or added to your Christmas Nativity play. It could be sung when baby Jesus is born, giving an opportunity for more parts in the play.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: A nice song about baby Jesus's birth can could be learned as a stand alone song or added to the Nativity play

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Stockings - Christmas Song with 6 parts

https://web.archive.org/web/2012103...tmas/plays/christmas-stockings.html Added: 21 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

A Christmas song that can be sung as a whole group or with versus given to 6 different students. Actions can easily be added to this song to make it more interactive for the class.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: This song can be added to your Christmas performance or can be taught as a stand alone song. It can be sung as a whole group or with parts given for each verse.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas - Play Songs on Reindeer Noses

http://dingo.care2.com/cards/new/0422/Do-a-rain-deer.swf Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

Online interactive animation whereby students can play the beats to deck the halls, jingle bells and we wish you a merry Christmas by pushing on the reindeer noses. Each nose creates a different sound. Very good for students to learn to lesson to sounds and to distinguish one sound from the other.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Music

Strand: Listening & Responding

Strand unit: Exploring sounds

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • describe sounds and classify them into sound families
  • listen to, identify and imitate familiar sounds in the immediate environment from varying sources

Suggestions for use: Project from the board and allow different pupils to try out the song.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

22 Christmas Carols

http://www.teacherhelp.org/Media/Carol-Book.pdf Added: 08 May 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Carols for SATB voices suitable for practising piano sight reading. All in pdf format

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
Music

Strand: Performing

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Language: English
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Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil As Gaeilge - Night In Bethlehem In Irish

http://songsinirish.com/christmas/don-oiche-ud-i-mbeithil-lyrics.html Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

Tá fáil anseo ar na focail don amhrán Nollag 'Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil' as Gaeilge. Tá an t-aistriúchán Béarla ann chomh maith.

The lyrics from the Christmas song, Night in Bethlehem are available on this website in both Irish and English.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang.

These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang.

These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang.

These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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Dhá Lá Dhéag Na Nollag - The Twelve Days Of Christmas As Gaeilge

http://songsinirish.com/christmas/dha-la-deag-na-nollag.html Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes

Tá fáil anseo ar na focail don amhrán 'Dhá Lá Dhéag na Nollag' as Gaeilge.

The lyrics from the Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Christmas are available on this website in Irish.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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An Chéad Nollaig Mhór - The First Noel As Gaeilge

http://songsinirish.com/christmas/a...ad-nollaig-mhor-the-first-noel.html Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type:

Tá fáil anseo ar na focail don amhrán 'An Chéad Nollaig Mhór' as Gaeilge.

The lyrics from the Christmas song, The First Noel are available on this website in Irish.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Music

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

1-2
3-4
5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang mar chuid den téama 'An Nollaig'. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class as part of your teaching of the theme 'Christmas'.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang mar chuid den téama 'An Nollaig'. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class as part of your teaching of the theme 'Christmas'.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang mar chuid den téama 'An Nollaig'. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class as part of your teaching of the theme Christmas.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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Oíche Chiúin - Silent Night As Gaeilge

http://songsinirish.com/christmas/oiche-chiuin-silent-night.html Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type:

Tá fáil ar na focail den amhrán Oíche Chiúin as Gaeilge anseo.

The lyrics for the Christmas song, Silent Night, are available on this website in Irish.

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1-2 3-4 5-6 Music
1-2 3-4 5-6 Gaeilge
1-2 3-4 5-6 Religious Education

How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Music

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

Strand: Performing

Strand unit: Song singing

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class.

1-2
3-4
5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang mar chuid den téama 'An Nollaig'. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class as part of your teaching of the theme Christmas.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang mar chuid den téama 'An Nollaig'. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class as part of your teaching of the theme Christmas.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir na focail seo a úsáid chun an t-amhrán a mhúineadh don rang mar chuid den téama 'An Nollaig'. These lyrics can be used to teach this song in Irish to your class as part of your teaching of the theme Christmas.

1-2
3-4
5-6
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir an t-amhrán seo a úsáid mar chuid de do cheachtanna ar an Nollaig.

This song can be used as part of your lessons on Christmas.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir an t-amhrán seo a úsáid mar chuid de do cheachtanna ar an Nollaig.

This song can be used as part of your lessons on Christmas.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Is féidir an t-amhrán seo a úsáid mar chuid de do cheachtanna ar an Nollaig.

This song can be used as part of your lessons on Christmas.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Card List

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5JfbOxfBuuANldnX3hGR21BMkU/view Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

A worksheet on google drive with space provided for students to organise their christmas card list. Students can record the name and address of the people they plan to send a christmas card too. A tick box is also provided for students to tick when they have the card made.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SPHE

Strand: Myself & Others

Strand unit: My friends and other people

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • know how to treat people with dignity and respect

Suggestions for use: Use the worksheet in class to allow students to explain who are the christmas friends and the impact on card sending.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Science Ebook of Experiments

http://www.science-sparks.com/wp-co.../Christmas-Science-Compressed-2.pdf Added: 06 Dec 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Textbook

First year students will enjoy the excitement of Christmas science in the classroom with these fun engaging science experiments. Use the experiments as a guide to building a creative and festive science classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science

Strand: 1. Nature of Science

Strand unit: 3. Design,Plan & Conduct Investigations

Suggestions for use: Last lesson before Christmas is a perfect time to promote the nature of science in the classroom with these engaging Christmas experiments. Set up rotation stations for students to try out a number of these experiments in a double lesson. Can your class link to the scientific terminology behind each Christmas experiment?

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Managing Myself

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Tinsel Science Experiment

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25042/24765.pdf Added: 15 Nov 2017 Contributor: Louise Mullane Resource type: Experiment

Use static electricity to make your Christmas tinsel jump!

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • observe the effects of static electricity on everyday things in the environment

Suggestions for use: Use this experiment after work on magnets so that children have a grasp of positive and negative forces. Experiment with other materials in the classroom. (Hint: torn up tissue, paper and other light objects will ne easily picked up with the charged balloon)

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Help Save Santa's Sleigh - Science Activity

http://alittlepinchofperfect.com/Christmas-science-for-kids/ Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

An easy experiment to complete with student. Preparation involves freezing a sleigh in a block of water. Students need to brainstorm ways in which they can save Christmas by freeing the Sleigh from the block of Ice without breaking the sleigh. Students will learn about melting, freezing and changing of state.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Suggestions for use: Show the science problem and allow time for students to brainstorm possible solutions to the problem. Students must then investigate their hypothesis through observing what happens. Teachers should read the blog post as a guide to carrying out the activity.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Eureka - Ábhar Eolaíochta, Gaeilge, Tír Eolas, Stair Agus Ábhar Faoi Sheacláid Don Nollag

http://www.cogg.ie/wp-content/uploads/eureka-2-10.pdf Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Experiment / Guide/notes

Is nasc atá anseo don fhorlíonadh eolaíochta don bhunscoil, Eureka, ó Nollaig 2015. Tá ábhair Eolaíochta, Gaeilge, Tír Eolas agus Stair ann don Nollag, ábhar faoi sheacláid agus crainn Nollag.

Foilsíonn an Irish Independent Eureka, i gcomhar leis an Ionad Oideachas Eolaíochta ag Coláiste Phádraig, Droim Conrach, BÁC 9, le tacaíocht ón gComhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta.

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3-4 5-6 SESE Science
3-4 5-6 SESE History
3-4 5-6 Gaeilge

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhar eolaíochta anseo faoi sheacláid, crann Nollag, conas maisiúcháin a dhéanamh, cén chaoi le haire a tabhairt do chrann Nollag agus conas soilse Nollag a dhéanamh.


Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhar eolaíochta anseo faoi sheacláid, crann Nollag, conas maisiúcháin a dhéanamh, cén chaoi le haire a tabhairt do chrann Nollag agus conas soilse Nollag a dhéanamh.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhar eolaíochta anseo faoi sheacláid, crann Nollag, conas maisiúcháin a dhéanamh, cén chaoi le haire a tabhairt do chrann Nollag agus conas soilse Nollag a dhéanamh.


Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhar eolaíochta anseo faoi sheacláid, crann Nollag, conas maisiúcháin a dhéanamh, cén chaoi le haire a tabhairt do chrann Nollag agus conas soilse Nollag a dhéanamh.

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhar eolaíochta anseo faoi sheacláid agus crann Nollag.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhair staire anseo faoi seacláid agus an crann Nollag.

3-4
5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhair léitheoireachta agus scríbhneoireachta anseo faoi sheacláid agus faoin gcrann Nollag. Tá crosfhocal na Nollag ann chomh maith.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Tá ábhair léitheoireacht agus scríbhneoireacht anseo faoi seacláid agus an crann Nollag. Tá crosfhocal na Nollag ann chomh maith.

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Language: Gaeilge
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Dissolving Candy Canes - Christmas Science Experiment

http://lemonlimeadventures.com/diss...dy-cane-christmas-science-for-kids/ Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Experiment / Guide/notes

This is a lovely experiment as the children can see changes quickly and assess whether or not their predictions were correct.

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1-2
3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Suggestions for use: This experiment can be conducted in groups, or as a whole class.

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Suggestions for use: This experiment can be conducted in groups, or as a whole class.

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Suggestions for use: This experiment can be conducted in groups, or as a whole class.

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Suggestions for use: This experiment can be conducted in groups, or as a whole class.

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Language: English
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Magnetic Christmas Science and Sensory Bottle

http://mominspiredlife.com/magnetic-christmas-science-sensory-bottle/ Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Experiment / Guide/notes

This Christmas science and sensory bottle is a fun way to explore magnetism. Young children will love dragging all the pieces around with a magnet.

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SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: A fun simple lesson that the class will find great enjoyment in.

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Language: English
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Surprise Christmas Color Eruptions - Science Experiment

http://mominspiredlife.com/surprise-christmas-color-eruptions/ Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Experiment / Lesson Plan

A Christmas twist on a classic science experiment makes for Christmas color eruptions! Kids will be excited by the eruptions and surprise bursts of color!

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SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

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Language: English
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Dancing Jingle Bells Christmas Science Experiment

http://modernpreschool.com/dancing-jingle-bells-christmas-science/ Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Experiment / Lesson Plan

When bells are put in a jar with soda, will they dance? A simple fun Christmas experiment to do with your class.

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1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

Strand: Materials

Strand unit: Materials and change

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Language: English
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Jumping Tinsel Christmas Static Electricty Science Experiment

http://littlebinsforlittlehands.com...tic-electricity-science-experiment/ Added: 25 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Experiment / Lesson Plan

Have you ever rubbed a balloon vigorously against your clothes and stuck it to a wall? I bet you have! This is called static electricity, and it is an awesome simple science experiment that doesn’t require a whole lot of supplies.

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3-4
5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand: Energy & Forces

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Language: English
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Christmas Sleigh Balloon Race

http://snapshotscience.co.uk/its-christmas/ Added: 06 Dec 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Experiment

Resource includes a template for teachers to print out in card to represent the sleigh. Materials needed include string, straw, balloon, sticky tape, scissors, peg and balloon pump. Student instructions are also provided for teacher use.

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Science

Strand: 1. Nature of Science

Suggestions for use: A festive Christmas lesson on forces can be planned using this website as a guide.

Key Skills: Being Creative Managing Information and Thinking

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Language: English
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Christmas Egg Drop Challenge

http://buggyandbuddy.com/stem-kids-egg-drop-project/ Added: 06 Dec 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference

A clever blog post with resources provided on the website. Resources include egg drop challenge planning worksheet and the egg drop challenge recording sheet. To make the task more challenging limit the materials allowed by students. Ensure time is given for evaluating the scientific design, the science behind the design and adjustment of the design to cater for recommendations.

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JC
Science

Strand: 1. Nature of Science

Suggestions for use: This is a STEM activity promoting the key skills of working together, communicating, managing information and being creative. It links nicely to forming hypothesis, observing, recording, forming conclusions and creating future recommendations. Link to Christmas by saying the egg is the present dropped from the sleigh.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others

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Language: English
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Christmas Cookie Mystery/ Christmas Chromotography

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classchem.html#Anchorhalls Added: 06 Dec 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Experiment

A festive science experiment lesson that students will enjoy at Christmas. The website contains worksheet in pdf format for each experiment on Christmas cookie mystery and the Christmas chromatography. Teacher directions are also provided within the Christmas cookie mystery.

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JC
Science

Strand: 1. Nature of Science

Strand unit: 2. Scientific Investigation: Hypotheses

Suggestions for use: Extra preparation is needed in both the experiments described in this website. Preparation and set-up is key. This experiment encourages students to practice key skills of observation, recording and forming conclusions. Check for sources of error if in conclusive result is noted.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Probability of a White Christmas

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/25040/24763.pdf Added: 15 Nov 2017 Contributor: Louise Mullane Resource type: Worksheet

Calculate the probability of a White Christmas for 2017 using this question card with statistics from Met Eireann.

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5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Chance

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • estimate the likelihood of occurrence of events; order on a scale from 0 to 100%, 0 to 1
  • estimate the likelihood of occurrence of events

Suggestions for use: Use this card to supplement a lesson on Chance.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Maths for Infants

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=ChristmasYr1 Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

Christmas maths resource from Topmarks website. 6 options to choose from. Activities include matching numbers to objects, ordering, counting, bonds to 5, bonds to 10 using Christmas tree decorations, baubles, snowmen and Christmas crackers.

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Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Suggestions for use: A nice revision tool at Christmas time to project onto the board for class involvement.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Math Tiles: Christmas Addition 0 to 20

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmasaddition0to20/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice addition skills with sums up to 20 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each addition problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • add numbers without and with renaming within 99

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used to asses addition in your classroom. The game could be played with a small group in station teaching or whole class using an interactive whiteboard.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Math Tiles: Christmas Addition 0 to 10

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmasaddition0to10/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice addition skills with sums up to 10 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each addition problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Analysis of Number: Combining

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • use the symbols + and = to construct word sentences involving addition

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used to asses addition in the infant classroom. The game could be played with a small group in station teaching or whole class using an interactive whiteboard.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Math Tiles: Christmas Subtraction 0 to 20

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmassubtraction0to20/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice subtraction skills with facts up to 20 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each subtraction problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer. There are adverts to the left and right of this game and you can zoom in on the game and then they won't be on display.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an understanding of subtraction as deducting, as complementing and as difference
  • develop an understanding of subtraction as deducting, as complementing and as difference 0-20
  • develop and recall mental strategies for subtraction 0-20
  • develop and/or recall mental strategies for subtraction 0-20
  • subtract numbers without renaming within 99

Suggestions for use: This game can be used to asses subtraction in a fun way.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Math Tiles: Christmas Multiplication

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmasmultiplication/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice multiplication skills with factors up to 12 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each multiplication problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer. There are adverts on either side of this game but you can zoom in on the game and as a result not display the adverts. In the settings button on the right hand side you can change the factor.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an understanding of multiplication as repeated addition and vice versa.
  • develop an understanding of multiplication as repeated addition and vice versa
  • develop and recall multiplication facts within 100
  • develop and/or recall multiplication facts within 100
  • multiply a one-digit or two-digit number by 0-10

Suggestions for use: A game to asses or apply multiplication knowledge with Christmas images to create.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Math Memory Clocks: Christmas Edition

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathmemoryclockschristmas/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

A game of Go Fish where you need to match the written time with a clock. There is a choice of hours, half hour, quarter, to/past, 10 minutes or 5 minutes to be used in the game. There are adverts on the side of the screen, should you wish not to display these you can zoom in on the page.

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1-2
3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • read time in one-hour intervals

Suggestions for use: This game can be used as a method of assessment on reading the time in hours.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • read time in hours and half-hours on 12-hour analogue clock
  • read time in hours and half-hours on digital clock
  • read time in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours on 12-hour analogue clock

Suggestions for use: This game can be used as a method of assessment on reading the time.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express digital time as analogue time and vice versa
  • read time in five-minute intervals on analogue and digital clock (12-hour)
  • read time in one-minute intervals on analogue and digital clock (12-hour)
  • record time in analogue and digital forms
  • rename minutes as hours and hours as minutes

Suggestions for use: This game can be used as a method of assessment on reading the time.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Memory Game

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g22rnj661.../Christmas%20Memory%20Game.pdf?dl=0 Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Worksheet

Worksheet with christmas pictures (2 of each). Teacher should print the worksheet, laminate and cut into cards. The game involves showing the student each card and laying it onto the desk in front of them. After some time, the cards need to be turned over. Students need to match the cards correctly.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Matching

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • match equivalent and non-equivalent sets using one-to-one correspondence

Suggestions for use: Use the cards to develop awareness of matching skills and sorting items to sets.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Maths Activities for Infants

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/PlayPop.aspx?f=ChristmasYr1 Added: 14 Jul 2015 Contributor: thomas neary Resource type: Game

Christmas Maths Activities for Infant classes: A selection of numeracy activities, that develops sequencing, ordering, counting, matching, addition and subtraction skills, based around the theme of Christmas.

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Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Analysis of Number: Combining

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • combine sets of objects, totals to 10
  • combine sets of objects, totals to 5
  • develop an understanding of the conservation of number, 0-10
  • develop an understanding of the conservation of number, 1-5
  • explore the components of number, 1-10
  • explore the components of number, 1-5
  • read, write and order numerals, 0-10
  • read, write and order numerals, 1-5
  • solve simple oral and pictorial problems, 0-10
  • use the symbols + and = to construct word sentences involving addition

Suggestions for use: Consolidation of the following skills: matching, sequencing, ordering, comparing, number bonds, addition and subtraction

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Memory Game

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g22rnj661.../Christmas%20Memory%20Game.pdf?dl=0 Added: 20 Oct 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Worksheet

Worksheet with christmas pictures (2 of each). Teacher should print the worksheet, laminate and cut into cards. The game involves showing the student each card and laying it onto the desk in front of them. After some time, the cards need to be turned over. Students need to match the cards correctly.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Matching

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • match equivalent and non-equivalent sets using one-to-one correspondence

Suggestions for use: Use the cards to develop awareness of matching skills and sorting items to sets.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Crossword

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/members...s/crossword/Christmas-Crossword.pdf Added: 08 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Worksheet

A festive Christmas crossword- the crossword worksheet contains images to guide the students to the crosswords word solution. There is teacher access to the crossword solution also.

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English

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose appropriate words to name and describe things and events

Suggestions for use: Print the worksheet out for your class. You will need to demonstrate how crosswords work with your class. This worksheet can be completed as a class with board demonstration. Solutions can be checked at the end of the crossword so that students can compare the class answers to that of the solutions.

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Language: English
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Christmas Games and Puzzles

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/games.htm Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Lots of resources for the festive Christmas season such as colouring pages, concentration games, hangman, online jigsaw puzzles, slider puzzles, word searches and printable puzzle worksheets.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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English

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose appropriate words to name and describe things and events
  • initiate and sustain a conversation on a particular topic

Suggestions for use: Use the games and puzzles to build up words and conversations about Christmas.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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DLTK Christmas

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/index.html Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Many Christmas winter crafts and activities to choose from on this website. Very useful aid for creating Santa letters under the section Santa Communication Center Grown Up's area. Other options include, Christmas colouring pages, puzzles, craft, games, play, poems, prayers, certificates and worksheets.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • focus on the subject under discussion and sustain a conversation on it

Suggestions for use: Use activities to promote discussion about Christmas time.

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Rights: All rights reserved
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British Council Christmas activities

http://learnenglishkids.britishcoun...achesolr_search/christmas%20stories Added: 11 Nov 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Reference / Simulation

Many activities to choose from on British Council website. Activities are based around Christmas. Resources can be used to build up words and conversations about Christmas in the classroom.

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English

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose appropriate words to name and describe things and events
  • initiate and sustain a conversation on a particular topic

Suggestions for use: Use website when planning lessons on the run up to the Christmas season.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Highlight Kids - Build a Snowman

http://www.highlightskids.com/games/build-snowman Added: 18 Sep 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Click on the controls to change the snowman's hat, scarf, face, head and neck. Place him in different scenes and drag the components around to create the perfect picture. Print off the final creation.

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1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Fun activity suited to the IWB. The print function allows individual children or groups to engage and personalise.

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Fun activity suited to the IWB. The print function allows individual children or groups to engage and personalise.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Math Pacman

http://www.primarygames.com/holiday...hristmas/games/christmasmathpacman/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication in this math version of Pacman. Gobble up power pellets showing the correct answer to the math problem shown. Don't eat the wrong answer or you will lose a life.

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1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Suggestions for use: This is a simple twist on the traditional Pacman game where the correct answer must be eaten first. This could be used on a whole class, group or individual level.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Suggestions for use: This is a simple twist on the traditional Pacman game where the correct answer must be eaten first. This could be used on a whole class, group or individual level.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Suggestions for use: This is a simple twist on the traditional Pacman game where the correct answer must be eaten first. This could be used on a whole class, group or individual level.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Christmas Dot to Dot Puzzle

http://www.primarygames.com/holiday...hristmas/games/gingerbreaddottodot/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Connect the dots in order to make a Christmas picture. Start at the number 1 and draw a line to the number that comes next. Connect all the dots in order. When you get to the last number, draw a line to connect it back to the number 1 to reveal the hidden picture.

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in
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Counting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • count the number of objects in a set, 0-20

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used to asses the order of numbers or counting in the infant classroom. The game could be played with a small group in station teaching or whole class using an interactive whiteboard.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Math Tiles: Christmas Addition 0 to 20

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmasaddition0to20/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice addition skills with sums up to 20 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each addition problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • add numbers without and with renaming within 99

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used to asses addition in your classroom. The game could be played with a small group in station teaching or whole class using an interactive whiteboard.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Math Tiles: Christmas Addition 0 to 10

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmasaddition0to10/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice addition skills with sums up to 10 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each addition problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Analysis of Number: Combining

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • use the symbols + and = to construct word sentences involving addition

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used to asses addition in the infant classroom. The game could be played with a small group in station teaching or whole class using an interactive whiteboard.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Math Tiles: Christmas Subtraction 0 to 20

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmassubtraction0to20/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice subtraction skills with facts up to 20 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each subtraction problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer. There are adverts to the left and right of this game and you can zoom in on the game and then they won't be on display.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an understanding of subtraction as deducting, as complementing and as difference
  • develop an understanding of subtraction as deducting, as complementing and as difference 0-20
  • develop and recall mental strategies for subtraction 0-20
  • develop and/or recall mental strategies for subtraction 0-20
  • subtract numbers without renaming within 99

Suggestions for use: This game can be used to asses subtraction in a fun way.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Math Tiles: Christmas Multiplication

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathtileschristmasmultiplication/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

Practice multiplication skills with factors up to 12 in this fun puzzle game. Solve each multiplication problem then drag the puzzle piece to the correct answer. There are adverts on either side of this game but you can zoom in on the game and as a result not display the adverts. In the settings button on the right hand side you can change the factor.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop an understanding of multiplication as repeated addition and vice versa.
  • develop an understanding of multiplication as repeated addition and vice versa
  • develop and recall multiplication facts within 100
  • develop and/or recall multiplication facts within 100
  • multiply a one-digit or two-digit number by 0-10

Suggestions for use: A game to asses or apply multiplication knowledge with Christmas images to create.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Math Memory Clocks: Christmas Edition

http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathmemoryclockschristmas/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

A game of Go Fish where you need to match the written time with a clock. There is a choice of hours, half hour, quarter, to/past, 10 minutes or 5 minutes to be used in the game. There are adverts on the side of the screen, should you wish not to display these you can zoom in on the page.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • read time in one-hour intervals

Suggestions for use: This game can be used as a method of assessment on reading the time in hours.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • read time in hours and half-hours on 12-hour analogue clock
  • read time in hours and half-hours on digital clock
  • read time in hours, half-hours and quarter-hours on 12-hour analogue clock

Suggestions for use: This game can be used as a method of assessment on reading the time.

Strand: Measures

Strand unit: Time

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • express digital time as analogue time and vice versa
  • read time in five-minute intervals on analogue and digital clock (12-hour)
  • read time in one-minute intervals on analogue and digital clock (12-hour)
  • record time in analogue and digital forms
  • rename minutes as hours and hours as minutes

Suggestions for use: This game can be used as a method of assessment on reading the time.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Find The Differences: Christmas Tree

http://www.primarygames.com/holiday...es/findthedifferenceschristmastree/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

D'fhéadfaí an cluiche seo, aimsigh na difríochtaí, a imirt trí Ghaeilge chomh maith céanna.
A spot the difference game where there are 10 differences between the two images of Christmas trees. This resource could also be used for your Oral Irish lesson based on the theme of Christmas.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
Gaeilge

Strand: Labhairt

Strand unit: Ócáidí Speisialta

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used on either the interactive whiteboard on a whole class level or each child can play the game if they each have access to computers.
D'fhéadfaí an cluiche seo, aimsigh na difríochtaí, a imirt trí Ghaeilge chomh maith céanna.

Strand: Labhairt

Strand unit: Ócáidí Speisialta

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used on either the interactive whiteboard on a whole class level or each child can play the game if they each have access to computers.
D'fhéadfaí an cluiche seo, aimsigh na difríochtaí, a imirt trí Ghaeilge chomh maith céanna.

in
1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand: Oral Language

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Christmas Mix Puzzle

http://www.primarygames.com/holiday...christmas/games/christmasmixpuzzle/ Added: 22 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Game

This is a game where parts of the picture must be reordered (dragged) to create the image. There are some adverts to the left and right of this page. To avoid displaying these adverts you could zoom in on the game itself.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
Gaeilge

Strand: Labhairt

Strand unit: Ócáidí Speisialta

Suggestions for use: A game that can be used on either the interactive whiteboard on a whole class level or each child can play the game if they each have access to computers.

Strand: Labhairt

Strand unit: Ócáidí Speisialta