Fis: the auditions!

Last week, we started our auditions. The executive directors (Mrs Cole and I) sat down with the producer( 6th class student) and had a chat about what we wanted. Our film is based in our school and has a dance theme, no, it’s not fame or anything! We won’t reveal too much now but we … Read more

Fis: Writing the screenplay

It has been a long time since I last blogged about Fis. It has taken so long to get back to any form of normality but after Easter, Fis came back to our school! We lost the camera, microphone and tripod in the fire so it has taken a long time sourcing those items. We … Read more

Fis week 2 Story Boarding

The first lesson of the week was given by Mrs Cole, she introduced the idea of Storyboarding to the class and they took to the idea very quickly. First, she showed them the example of “The Boy from Mercury” explaining how a storyboarder will add captions to the picture so that the Director knows what … Read more

Fis Filmmaking Week 1

Fis is under way! Lesson 5 was completed and the reaction so far from the children has been positive. Our school website already had one of the pupils blogging about it, can I quote ” This last month in the school has  been the best for 5th and 6th, there has been loads on..Fis is a … Read more

Fis film making in the classroom

I am starting my first Fis lesson on Monday with a group of 5th and 6th Class. Fis is basically an integrated curriculum bringing film-making into the classroom. I refer to “us” or “We” along that way as I am jointly taking on this project with one of the teachers in my school! She was … Read more

Happy (Chinese) New Year

We made ten A4 posters based on counting in Chinese to download and print.  Simply click here to download the pdf file and print away!  The posters contain the numbers 1 to 10 phonetically spelled with bright colourful pictures.  I would like to show the actual Chinese symbols from 1 to 10 on the posters on a … Read more

Cold weather hunt!

We are a class of 27 junior infants in St. Fiacc’s NS, Graiguecullen, Carlow. My name is Ms. Lewis( formally Ms. Normington, marriage stepped in and made me magically change my name!) I love getting my class out and about as we have a massive play area and grounds. Plus the children love it. I … Read more

Integrate ICT with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most popular children’s books in the world and is used in schools for a variety of themes. Here are some ideas as to how you can integrate ICT into the experience. General Web Sites: Twinkl – Excellent for printing out VHC resources. Recommended Software: 2Write a Story (2Simple … Read more

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