It’s that time of year again!
Let’s be honest, the Late Late Toy Show is the official start of Christmas in Ireland!!
If you want to bring the festivities into your classroom, here are some resources we found (including a game for teachers!!).
The History of the Late Late Toy Show Powepoint
This History of the Late Late Toy Show PowerPoint includes information about what the Toy Show is about, its history through the years, its presenters and its famous guests. A fantastic resource to educate your children about a modern Irish tradition in a fun, interactive way.
The PowerPoint has a Christmassy theme and illustrations throughout to make it more engaging. It also includes a link to the Toy Show’s own video about how the show has looked over the years. In total, there are 12 slides packed full of information about the programme and its origins.
The Late Late Toy Show Early Years Pack
These wonderful resources to help to make the event extra magical for children. They can engage in lots of fun-filled, ineractive activities in school for the Late Late Toy Show using our amazing late late toy show resource pack.
This pack includes Christmas letter writing templates, a late late toy show checklist, bileoga dathúcháin, a hot chocolate recipe, Christmas-themed headbands, beautifully-illustrated charades cards and a fun pin the carrot on the snowman game!
Toy Show Review Writing Template
Use these review templates with your class to help them write a review of their own toy. The children can then create their very own version of the Toy Show in the classroom!
The Late Late Toy Show Teachers Game
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NQT Picnic is a specially designed online event for NQT’s in July 2022.
It is a daunting experience starting your very first teaching position – whether it is subbing or your own post! College seems like a long time ago now and you may be starting to feel a tad nervous.
Following the huge success of NQT Fest & Picnic in 2021, we are delighted to share this special event for NQT’s in July 2022 with you!
Free Resource for Teachers – End of School Year Activities!
What an exciting time of the year! Your main lessons and topics are complete and the pupils are getting excited for their summer holidays. It can be a challenging time to keep pupils engaged in classroom lessons due to exciting events on the horizon like school tours or sports days, so I like to keep things light and fun and still try to ensure the learning is taking place.
Ciara McGuane is the Summer Course Director for Rahoo.ie.
Her career highlights include being filmed by BBC London teaching in the classroom and guest-lecturing at the Institute of Education in London. She has worked as a teacher, school leader, teacher trainer and initial teacher training tutor prior to setting up Rahoo.
This is always a hot topic for teachers and so important to get it right.
Here are some mistakes that teachers have shared with us when they did our EPV Summer Course on Classroom Management with Niamh Byrne, Irish Primary Teacher.
We have dipped in and out of the CPD course to learn what to do instead!
Why do we remember the words of lyrics we haven’t heard in years? Why do some experiences stick in our heads more than others? Something made them memorable!
Make your lessons stick by trying to make some aspect of it different. This could be as simple as playing music (we have played classical music when students were working independently in the past) or hooking them into the lesson with mystery tasks or controversial questions that spark debate.
When planning ask yourself: What can I do to make this lesson memorable?