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I am a qualified teacher with specialisms in Spanish, Geography & Irish. I have worked as a teacher in Ireland, Australia and the UK. I teach children the way I want my son to be taught. I try to make colourful resources that will engage and make teachers and students lives easier. I don't always get it right but I'm always learning and striving to. Claddagh Classrooms

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I am a qualified teacher with specialisms in Spanish, Geography & Irish. I have worked as a teacher in Ireland, Australia and the UK. I teach children the way I want my son to be taught. I try to make colourful resources that will engage and make teachers and students lives easier. I don't always get it right but I'm always learning and striving to. Claddagh Classrooms
Séimhiú & Urú Leabhar Oibre - Séimhiú & Urú Booklet

Séimhiú & Urú Leabhar Oibre - Séimhiú & Urú Booklet

This Booklet contains all you need to know about Seimhiú and Urú in Irish. (The most essential & confusing grammar rules for students) The booklet contains: A revision mat for Séimhiú A revision mat for Urú A practice exercise of 20 questions combining both sets of rules Answers to the practice questions. Bain taitneamh as:)
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Gramadach na Gaeilge

Gramadach na Gaeilge

Bundle contains Grammar revision mats and exercises for some of the most prominent grammar topics in Irish; An Aimsir Chaite, An Aimsir Fháistineach, An Aimsir Láithreach, An Modh Choinniollach, Séimhiú & Urú. Bain taitneamh as!
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The Rainforest - Plant Adaptions

The Rainforest - Plant Adaptions

This resource contains a full lesson with a series of activities (Class discussion, information extraction, complete the sentence and also a GCSE style exam question (And possible solution) This is great for KS3 to try and will give them an idea of what is expected of them at KS4. All resources are in .doc / .pptx format and are editable. Claddagh Classrooms (Claddaghclassrooms@gmail.com)
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Na Forainmneacha Réamhfhoclacha - Prepositional Pronouns (Gaeilge/Irish)

Na Forainmneacha Réamhfhoclacha - Prepositional Pronouns (Gaeilge/Irish)

This is a resource to help teach the topic of prepositional pronouns in Irish. It contains a list of the most common prepositional pronouns in Irish and also two sheets with the most common phrases associated to each one. It is a confusing topic for students but I found these revision sheets helped a lot:) As always I have attached .pdf for printing and .doc for editing.
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Careers Booklet  - KS3

Careers Booklet - KS3

This 34 page booklet contains various exercises to do with careers and focusing on students strenghts and weaknesses. They can be used as individual topics for PSHE lessons or as a module as a whole. I use it as a module for Careers in Year 9. The booklet is broken down into sections as follows: 1. Basic careers introduction. 2. Getting to know you. 3. What is important to me? (Values & Belief systems) 4. Thinking about the future. 5. Careers language. 6. Skills audit – What can I do well? 7. Employability Skills. 8. Gender inequality. 9. Time management. 10. Skills audit – Check-in. 11. Evaluation Claddagh Classrooms As always the amazing Kate Hadfield has done the artwork.
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An Aimsir Chaite - The Past Tense

An Aimsir Chaite - The Past Tense

This is a resource that contains a revision mat for the past tense in Irish - 'An Aimsir Chaite'. Also attached is a verb table with all irregular verbs, two work sheets and finally an assessment that can be used once the topic is complete.
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Fadhbanna Soisialta Gaeilge - Social Problems Leaving Cert / A Level

Fadhbanna Soisialta Gaeilge - Social Problems Leaving Cert / A Level

This resource contains a four page document about social problems. This will help students when writing essays (an aiste) in their Leaving Certificate. It can also help them for preparation in the Oral Examination. This resource also contains a set of questions to start students discussing the issues. There is a vocabulary box for them to write down their ideas. There is a lot of information here for students:)
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Na haimsirí Gaeilge - Verb tenses in Irish Booklet

Na haimsirí Gaeilge - Verb tenses in Irish Booklet

This booklet contains a revision mat for all tenses in Irish taught at Junior Cert (GCSE) and Leaving Cert (A Level) The tenses included are An Aimsir Chaite An Aimsir Láithreach An Aimsir Fháistineach An Modh Coinníollach Each of these tenses are essential to students attempting any exam and are a great resource for revision! Bain taitneamh as:)
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Carta Poist - Post Cards in Irish

Carta Poist - Post Cards in Irish

Writing a 'Post Card' in Irish is an integral part of the Junior Certificate (GCSE) exam. This PowerPoint contains absolutely everything a student needs in order to be able to answer that question and obtain full marks. The ppt. is divided into sections with all possible variables that could be asked for catered for. There is a translation exercise at the end to check for learning and also two examples of past exam papers done for the students. While only one PowerPoint is included there is at least 3 lessons of materials here. Bain taitneamh as.
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TENER, SER, ESTAR Verb mats

TENER, SER, ESTAR Verb mats

My lower ability students really struggle with these three key verbs in Spanish. To help over come this I made revision mats for each one with basic information to help consolidate their learning. When teaching 'Tener' i usually teach plurals. That features on the Tener Mat. The mat for Ser and Estar have all the typical information you would normally see. I have included the .doc files for editing and also the .pdf files for printing.
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Tourism Revision

Tourism Revision

An activity used to help students (GCSE) revise for the topic of Tourism. For a lower ability students I have divided the class into groups and each group had to focus on finding the information for one section then all information is shared. For higher ability students used their books to find all information and I acted in a facilitator capacity circulating the room encouraging and checking information.
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Cartaí Gaeilge - Irish Language Cards

Cartaí Gaeilge - Irish Language Cards

This resource can used to help encourage students to use classroom language as Gaeilge. It consists of two sides and when printed back to front and laminated these cards can be placed in students lanyards or in their pencils cases and taken out in lessons to encourage target language usage. They have made a huge difference for my students and during an Irish Inspection last year, they were praised by the inspector.
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Briathar na Gaeilge - Verbs in Irish Booklet

Briathar na Gaeilge - Verbs in Irish Booklet

This booklet contains all you need to know to understand verbs in Irish. This is necessary for all students to learn prior to doing any verb work or conjugations as this is the basis to understanding any tense. The resource contains: A step by step revision mat of what types of verbs there are and how to recognize them. An activity sheet to practice and demonstrate learning Answers to the activities.
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The Imperative - El Imperativo Spanish

The Imperative - El Imperativo Spanish

Resource contains a PowerPoint lesson for revising the Imperative in Spanish. It can also be adapted to be used as a lesson to introduce the same topic. It contains notes on formation of the tense, a worksheet that accompanies the lesson and also a revision mat for the topic. The work sheets are in .doc format to edit and rework depending on your needs and also in .pdf. This ensures that when printing, all the worksheet is printed and none of the margins are missing. The worksheet contains 5 activities starting off with basic conjugations, to irregular verb conjugations to more creating new school rules. The first three activities can be used with weaker ability students to encourage using the tense while later ones will be a challenge for higher ability students.
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GCSE Spanish AQA 9-1 Themes - Simple List

GCSE Spanish AQA 9-1 Themes - Simple List

I stuck this into the start of my Year 10s Spanish book this year. It's a simple list of the Themes & Topics they will study over the next two years. Some students have highlighted each topic as we complete it. I think it's important for students to have a reference point of what they are learning and will learn about. Claddagh Classrooms
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