Halloween Safety for Junior / Senior Infants

Here is a lesson I plan on using with my class about Halloween safety for SPHE.

I couldn’t find a PowerPoint and worksheet so I edited some  great pictures from http://elementarysafety.com/colouring-section/coloring-halloween-safety and made my own version of both.

I will begin with a discussion on Halloween safety in think, pair, share and create a KWL chart.

I will then discuss the presentation with the class.

I will ask the children to think/pair/share again this time trying to recall three ways we should be safe at Halloween.

I will provide the children with a worksheet and discuss the pictures with them.

Play video to reiterate the objectives of the lesson

PowerPointhalloween-safety                           worksheet: worksheet-safety-hall

Another good halloween safety PowerPoint here: halloween-saefty-2



This is for educational uses only. No sharing or copying allowed. For Personal use only. Images from: http://elementarysafety.com/colouring-section/coloring-halloween-safety

Good Manners

Here is a story about Good Manners by Joy Cowley which I sourced online

No copyright intended for educational and individual use only


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KWHL Chart

Establishing Prior Knowledge

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Green Day – Lá Glas

We have a Lá Glas coming up in our school soon and I’m sure many of you have days like these. Here is a book in the form of a Power Point which would be the basis of a good lesson on the topic.

Please note this resource is for your own personal use only and is to be used for educational purposes; copyright applies

The Book is called How to Have a Green Day by Jenny Alexandar

Link here:HowtoHaveaGreenDay



Friendship Essay – 5th and 6th Class


(5 Paragraph Essay by Senior Class Pupil)


A dictionary contains a definition of friendship somewhere in the F’s between the words “fear” and “Friday.” An encyclopedia supplies interesting facts on friendship. But all the definitions and facts do not convey what friendship is really all about. It cannot be understood through words or exaggerations. The only way to understand friendship is through experience. It is an experience that involves all the senses.

Friendship can be seen. It is seen in an old couple sitting in the park holding hands. It is the way they touch, a touch as light as a leaf floating in the autumn air, a touch so strong that years of living could not pull them apart. Friendship is seen in a child freely sharing the last cookie. It is the small arm over the shoulder of another as they walk on the playground. Seeing friendship is not casual. It is watching for subtlety, but friendship is there for eyes that can see.

Friendship can be heard. It is heard in the words of two friends who squeezed in lunch together on an extremely busy day. It is the way they talk to each other, not the words. Their tone is unique. Friendship can be heard by those willing to listen.

Friendship is felt in a touch. It is a pat on the back from a teammate, a high five between classes, the slimy, wet kiss from the family dog. It’s a touch that reassures that someone is there, someone who cares. The touch communicates more than words or gestures. It is instantly understood and speaks volumes beyond the point of contact, to the heart.

Friendship has a taste. It tastes like homemade bread, the ingredients all measured and planned, then carefully mixed and kneaded, then the quiet waiting as the dough rises. Hot from the oven, the bread tastes more than the sum of its ingredients. There is something else there, perhaps the thoughts of the baker as her hands knead the dough, or her patience as she waits for the dough to rise. Unseen and unmeasured, this is the ingredient that makes the difference. Warm, fresh from the oven with a little butter, the difference you taste is friendship.

Friendship has a smell. It smells like the slightly burnt cookies your brother made especially for you. It smells like your home when stepping into it after being away for a long time. It smells like a sandbox or a sweaty gym. Friendship has a variety of smells. Taken for granted at the moment, they define the memory of friendship.

Finally, more than the other senses, friendship is an experience of the heart. It is the language of the heart—a language without words, vowels, or consonants; a language that, whether seen, felt, heard, or tasted, is understood by the heart. Like air fills the lungs, friendship fills the heart, allowing us to experience the best life has to offer: a friend.



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Farm Safety – Junior to First Class

1. Story Stay Safe on the Farm with Jessy

This is a lovely book that explains about the hazards on a farm.



2. PowerPoint about Farm Safety

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3. Video

4. Farm Safety Website with lots of links


Good Irish website with links and videos for each aspect of arm safety, what is lovely about this website is that it was made by twelve children in a school in Mayo! Well done 🙂


5. Lesson Plan

This excerpt is from farmsafetyforjustkids.org

link here: Approaching Animals Safelyasas2as3as4

6. Workbook

link here: http://farmsafe.hseni.gov.uk/activity_resource_pack.pdf

7. Video with song for younger levels

Kindness Poem – Grow in Love

Here is a kindness poem from Grow in Love pg. 139


Kind hands (wave hands)

Kind feet (stamp feet)

Kind words (Point to mouth)

That’s sweet (Thumbs up)


Kind mind (Point to Head)

Kind Hearts (Hands over heart)

Kind ears (Hands over ears)

That’s smart


I like (Nod).

When you (Point to another)

Are kind (Thumbs up)

To me (Point to self)


And I’ll (Point to self)

Be kind (Thumbs up)

Right back (Point to another)

To you. (Nod)


Copyright: Grow in Love, Veritas, Senior Infants Primary 2 pg. 139www.growinlove.ie