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Activities

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History

History

  About Bram Stoker

Curriculum links

English and Drama

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to identify and evaluate the key points, issues and central meaning of a text and organise efficiently the information gained.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to study a person from the past in order to develop a balanced understanding local / national history.

  Irish Myths and Legends

Curriculum links

English and Drama

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to identify and evaluate the key points, issues and central meaning of a text and organise efficiently the information gained.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to develop a sense of personal, local and national, identities through studying the history and cultural inheritance of local and other communities.  This fits in with the Stories Strand of the History Curriculum.

  The GPO quiz sheet

Curriculum links

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to identify and evaluate the key points, issues and central meaning of a text and organise efficiently the information gained.

  Getting a passport

Curriculum links

Mathematics

The activity links to elements of the Mathematics Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to recognise and appreciate measures in everyday use (money) and applying mathematical concepts and processes.

English

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to write for different purposes and different audiences, to write in a variety of genres appropriate to school and outside needs. It also allows pupils to explore and develop ideas and concepts through talk, directed discussion and writing and to organise, clarify, interpret and extend experience through oral language activity and writing.

Geography

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of maps and globes.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to study a range of people and events in the past in order to develop a balanced understanding of world history.

  The GPO in 1916

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle History Curriculum, for example, by allowing students to develop the skills essential to the research and writing of history whilst looking at the political developments in Ireland in the late 19th Century and the 20th Century.

  The 1913 Lockout

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle English and History Curriculums, for example, by allowing students to develop the skills of reading with understanding and discrimination whilst looking at political developments in Ireland in the late 19th century and in the 20th century.

English and Drama

English and Drama

  About Bram Stoker

Curriculum links

English and Drama

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to identify and evaluate the key points, issues and central meaning of a text and organise efficiently the information gained.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to study a person from the past in order to develop a balanced understanding local / national history.

  Irish Myths and Legends

Curriculum links

English and Drama

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to identify and evaluate the key points, issues and central meaning of a text and organise efficiently the information gained.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to develop a sense of personal, local and national, identities through studying the history and cultural inheritance of local and other communities.  This fits in with the Stories Strand of the History Curriculum.

  Getting a passport

Curriculum links

Mathematics

The activity links to elements of the Mathematics Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to recognise and appreciate measures in everyday use (money) and applying mathematical concepts and processes.

English

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to write for different purposes and different audiences, to write in a variety of genres appropriate to school and outside needs. It also allows pupils to explore and develop ideas and concepts through talk, directed discussion and writing and to organise, clarify, interpret and extend experience through oral language activity and writing.

Geography

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of maps and globes.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to study a range of people and events in the past in order to develop a balanced understanding of world history.

  Post Office Role play

Curriculum links

The activity links to elements of the English and Drama Primary School Curriculums, for example, by allowing pupils to develop the ability to enter physically, mentally and emotionally into the fictional drama context and discover its possibilities through cooperation with others and learning to understand the conventions of oral language interaction and use oral language in a variety of social situations.

Role play resources

Download all the resources you need for your Post Office role play!


 

  An Post Rás na mBan 2014

Curriculum Links

This activity allows students to use a wide range of reading and comprehension strategies as well as understanding how word choice and grammar can vary with context. The activity demonstrates that there is a clear purpose for all writing activities and the benefits of drafting and editing their own writing.

  The 1913 Lockout

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle English and History Curriculums, for example, by allowing students to develop the skills of reading with understanding and discrimination whilst looking at political developments in Ireland in the late 19th century and in the 20th century.

Art, Craft & Design

Art, Craft & Design

  Pictures to colour in

 More pictures to colour in!

  My post box

Curriculum links

The activity links to elements of the Visual Arts Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to explore the expressive and design possibilities of the materials within a range of two and three-dimensional media, including drawing, paint and colour, print, clay, construction, fabric and fibre.

  Creativity and An Post

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle Art, Craft and Design Curriculum, for example, by allowing students to give a personal response to an idea, experience or other stimulus and to use a variety of materials, media, tools and equipment.

Geography

Geography

  Money matters

Curriculum links

Mathematics

The activity links to elements of the Mathematics Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to recognise and appreciate measures in everyday use (money) and convert other currencies to euro and vice versa.

Geography

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of maps and globes and to extend, refine and apply mathematical skills.

  Getting a passport

Curriculum links

Mathematics

The activity links to elements of the Mathematics Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to recognise and appreciate measures in everyday use (money) and applying mathematical concepts and processes.

English

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to write for different purposes and different audiences, to write in a variety of genres appropriate to school and outside needs. It also allows pupils to explore and develop ideas and concepts through talk, directed discussion and writing and to organise, clarify, interpret and extend experience through oral language activity and writing.

Geography

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of maps and globes.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to study a range of people and events in the past in order to develop a balanced understanding of world history.

  Counties and countries

Curriculum links

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to develop a sense of place and developing an appropriate cognitive map of the local area and extending the process to wider geographical settings.

  Stamps and flags of Europe

Curriculum links

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculums, for example, by allowing pupils to develop a sense of place and the acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of plans, maps and globes.

  Understanding geography

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle Geography Curriculum, for example, by allowing students to use and interpret maps (reading and working with both small scale and Ordnance Survey maps).

Mathematics

Mathematics

  Money matters

Curriculum links

Mathematics

The activity links to elements of the Mathematics Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to recognise and appreciate measures in everyday use (money) and convert other currencies to euro and vice versa.

Geography

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of maps and globes and to extend, refine and apply mathematical skills.

  The cost of post

Curriculum links

The activity links to elements of the Mathematics Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to recognise and appreciate measures in everyday use (money) and record money amounts as cents and euros.

  Getting a passport

Curriculum links

Mathematics

The activity links to elements of the Mathematics Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to recognise and appreciate measures in everyday use (money) and applying mathematical concepts and processes.

English

The activity links to elements of the English Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to write for different purposes and different audiences, to write in a variety of genres appropriate to school and outside needs. It also allows pupils to explore and develop ideas and concepts through talk, directed discussion and writing and to organise, clarify, interpret and extend experience through oral language activity and writing.

Geography

The activity links to elements of the Geography Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to acquire an ability to understand, develop and use a growing range of maps and globes.

History

The activity links to elements of the History Primary School Curriculum, for example, by allowing pupils to study a range of people and events in the past in order to develop a balanced understanding of world history.

  John the An Post Postperson

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle Mathematics Curriculum, for example, by allowing students to use distance, time, weight, volume and money in an everyday context and to communicate mathematics in written form.

  An Post Rás na mBan 2013

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle Mathematics Curriculum, for example, by allowing students to use every day examples of distance, speed and time and developing the ability to apply their mathematical knowledge and skill to solve problems in familiar and in unfamiliar contexts.

  Maths at your local post office

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle Mathematics Curriculum, for example, by allowing students to engage in applications of numeracy to solve real life problems and to devise, select and use appropriate mathematical models, formulae or techniques to process information and to draw relevant conclusions.

  About An Post Rás 2012

Curriculum Links

The activity links to elements of the Junior Cycle Mathematics Curriculum, for example, by allowing students to collect, organise and represent data in a real context as well as looking at using a variety of summary statistics to describe data: central tendency – mean, median, mode, variability – range.

Role play

Role play

  Post Office Role play

Curriculum links

The activity links to elements of the English and Drama Primary School Curriculums, for example, by allowing pupils to develop the ability to enter physically, mentally and emotionally into the fictional drama context and discover its possibilities through cooperation with others and learning to understand the conventions of oral language interaction and use oral language in a variety of social situations.

Role play resources

Download all the resources you need for your Post Office role play!