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LEsson plans

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This section allows you to access and download lesson plans written by Irish Primary teachers for use in your outdoor classroom. We have dozens to upload and it's an ongoing project so keep checking back...

You are free to download and use these plans for your own use as long as you do not change copyright.

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Grass Seed People

Written by Noelle Mac Donagh, Saint Brigids National School, Posted in Science, Infants, Visual Arts

Lesson plan for Infants to create "Grass People" by germinating and growing seeds in sand in socks

Giant Class Nature Print

Written by Helen Giblin, St Catherine’s, Rush, Posted in 1st to 2nd Class, Visual Arts

Lesson plan where children will observe patterns in nature from the outdoor classroom and then use found objects from the school garden to create a giant print for the classroom.

Gardening Diary

Written by Declan Howley /Ennis Educate Together National School (EETNS), Posted in Geography, Science, 3rd to 4th Class, 5th to 6th Class, English

Lesson plan for senior classes on keeping a montly gardening diary (with examples)

Fun with Beetroot

Written by Margaret Farrelly, Carlanstown NS, Posted in Science, 1st to 2nd Class, 3rd to 4th Class, English, Mathematics, Visual Arts

Lesson plan for all levels on growing and cooking Beetroot

Fruit Garden

Written by Brenda Mckenna, Scoil Mhuire GNS, Posted in Social Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE), Geography, Science, Infants, 1st to 2nd Class, 3rd to 4th Class, 5th to 6th Class, Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE)

Lesson plan for a whole school project from Infants to 6th with each class planting one kind of fruit in the fruit garden and taking care of it subsequently.

Frog Cycle

Written by Declan Howley /Ennis Educate Together National School (EETNS), Posted in Science, 3rd to 4th Class, 5th to 6th Class

Lesson plan for 4th to 6th class to understand the lifecycle of a frog - to reinforce and stimulate curiosity and imagination about local environments.

Drama

Written by Claire Hyland, Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Posted in Infants, Drama

Lesson plan for Junior Infants using Drama to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to understanding

Discovering Direction

Written by Fidelma Carroll & Mary Ryan, St Catherine’s, Rush, Posted in Geography, 3rd to 4th Class, 5th to 6th Class

Lesson plan for 3rd to 6th class to establish and use cardinal compass points in the locality.

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