This resource is aimed at middle/senior pupils or SEN pupils. It is based on pupils’ knowledge of the county towns of Ireland. This resource should be used as a follow-up activity for pupils who have already learned the counties and their corresponding county towns – in that way, it can be used as a form of assessment.
Cut up the sheets into thirty six separate cards and laminate each of the cards individually. Pupils should read the name of the county on the left hand side of each card. The pupil should then attach a clothes peg to the corresponding county town on the right hand side of the card from the three options given.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to tell you the answers but knows the counties of Ireland and their county towns and are able to match these. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what SESE topic we were currently working on.
Activities such as these were also used as Independent work completed by SEN pupils in their work station.