IFD / Modular Planning. Teaching Practice notes for 1st -3rd class (5 weeks)

If you are on teaching practice it can be handy to find some ideas or guides about how to plan. Here are some example plans.

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First to Third Class

General Theme is Winter. This could of course easily be changed to another Season to tie in with when you are on teaching practice. Pick a broad theme and use sub-themes. It makes it much easier to plan.

Here is a sample Modular Plan / Scheme / Long-term for the five weeks.

modular plan first-third

Theme: Animals



Theme: Clothes

Week2 Integrated+Flow+Diagram_clothes 1-3

Theme: travel transport 1-

Theme: weather water

Theme: xmas 1-3




Weather lesson for Junior / Senior infants

Lesson on weather for infants

I will begin with:

First Step: Thinking about it.

I begin by asking the students to think about the four seasons.

What are some of the activities you do most in each season? (Going to school, playing football, raking leaves, etc. in the Autumn; swimming, going to camp, watching television, etc., in Summer; playing, planting a garden, etc., in Spring; shovelling, making snow men, ice skating, etc., in Winter.)

What kinds of weather do we tend to have in each season? (Sunshine, thunderstorms, heat in Summer, fog, hurricanes, cool in Fall, snow, sleet, icy winds in Winter, friendly rain, warm in Spring.)

Second Step: Acting it out.

Next I ask the students to imagine if is Fall (for instance). Think of an essentially Fall activity and begin to act it out. When I call out, “weather!” some kind of typical Fall weather will take place. Each student chooses for herself or himself which kind of weather it happens. When I call out, “weather!” everyone must react appropriately to whatever weather they are imagining.

I will call up some children to mime an activity and the class can guess what season it is. Sometimes I’ll call out “weather!” several times for each season and all the children pretend they are doing this activity in this weather.

What does the weather sound like? Feel like? Does it have a smell? A taste? What do you see?

Here is a PowerPoint showing the different seasons and the class can pick the appropriate weather symbols for the weather.


I love the Welsh government website for resources like these:


Time permitting I will then discuss the BBC’s what is weather page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/

I will then complete a worksheet based on the above. I have also in the past given the children cut up laminated clothes and a small / boy girl image laminated. The children dressed the image of the child with the appropriate clothes for the season / weather I called out. Similar to this image below:

Image result for weather for ks1

Video all about the weather:




Weather (Senior Classes) PowerPoint / weather tools /Riddle / Worksheet / Arctic weather

Weather PowerPoint


Weather tools PowerPoint


Weather riddles a PowerPoint with 12 pages of riddles based on the weather:



Daily Weather Chart


Month of ___________


Today’s Weather





Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Water Cycle:water-cyclewatercycle3

Water Cycle Poem

(to the tune of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”

It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The oceans are storing
Water from the falling rain
While thunderclouds are roaring.

The rain now is stopping,
The rain’s no longer dropping.
Sun comes out and soaks up water
Like a mop that’s mopping.

The water’s still there now,
But hidden in the air now.
In the clouds it makes a home
Until there’s rain to share now.

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

Meish Goldish

Thunder and Lightning Poem

(to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”)

When a storm begins in the clouds,
It sometimes may look frightening.
You see a quick electrical spark–
Flash! goes the lightning!

Long and thin and streaky and fast,
Its glow is oh so brightening.
Watch for the electric spark–
Flash! goes the lightning!

When a storm begins in the clouds,
It truly is a wonder.
You hear a rumble loud in the sky–
Clap! goes the thunder!

Lightning bolts are heating the air,
Over clouds and under.
When the air expands enough–
Clap! goes the thunder.


Arctic Weather




Aimsir – gach léibhéal

  1. PowerPoint An Aimir. Some slides below there are more in the PP

An aimsir póstaeir.pptxaimsir1aimsir2

2. Amhrán: Ag Canadh sa Bháisteach

Ag Canadh Sa Bháisteachaimsir3aimsir4

3. PowerPoint with 14 slides of weather. Easy words.

aimsir5aimsir6An_Aimsir 2 gach

4. Bingo le Aimsir

link here: biongo page 2 Aimsir 1biongo page 2 new aimsir 2aimsir7

5. Dán Calóga Sneachta

CAL_GA SNEACHTAaimsir8aimsir9

6. Seanfhocal Aimsir


7.  PP eile anseo:

Ceacht weather 2aimsir11aimsir12aimsir13aimsir14

8. Fluich agus Tirim there are 15 pages in this PP.

link here: Fluich agus Tirim. (1)aimsir15aimsir16

9. Flashcards

aimsir17Gaeilge Aimsir flashcards scoilnet

10. Scéal Sam Sneachta

Sam Sneachtaaimsir18aimsir19

11. Samhlaoidì


12. Sneachta ag titim, 10 leathanach

Sneachta Ag Titim 2aimsir22


13. PowerPoint for Aimsir Rang a Trí

clicéail anseo: An Aimsir rnag a trí


14. Aimsir PP Senior Classes

aimsir24aimsir25aimsir26aimsir27aimsir older

15. Cárta Imeartha

cartai_imeartha_an_aimsir (1)aimsir28

16. An Aimsir agus na Séasúir 10 leathanach sa PP

aimsir29aimsir30aimsir31aimsir32An Aimsir agus na Séasúir 2

17. Rang 5 agus a 6: PowerPoint for oral discussion of weather or drama role play of weather.

Aimsir powerpoint i lathair 2AIMSIR33aimsir34aimsir35

18. PowerPoint deas le cuardfhocal istigh ann – rang 2

Na Haimsire [Autosaved] 2aim1aim2aim3aim4aim5aim6aim7

An Aimsir


Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ag damhsa ar an gcraobh.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ag imeacht leis an ngaoth.

Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Duilleoga deasa, buí.
Duilleoga deasa, deasa,
Ar thalamh ina luí.
An Sneachta 
Thit sneachta bog bán
Anuas ón spéir,
Nuair a bhí mé i mo luí
Ar mo leaba aréir.

Tá sneachta bog bán,
anois i ngach áit,
ar theach is ar chrann,
ar shráid is ar pháirc.

Beidh againn spóirt,
Mé féin agus Seán,
ag sugradh inniú
Sa sneachta bog bán.

Bogha Báistí 
Bhí bogha baistí
Sa ghairdín inné.
Stua ag síneadh
Ó thalamh go spéir.

Dáthanna áille,
ag ionradh go glé,
Glór do Dhia,
A chéad chruthaigh é.


Bogha Báistí 
Dearg agus glas,
gorm agus buí,
Féach sa spéir,
An bogha baistí.

Ag ceann an bogha,
Tá pota breá mór,
Féach isteach ann,
Is leatsa an t-ór.