At Ficheall, we’ve put together a number of videos as Gaeilge to help múinteoirí ficheall a mhúineadh as Gaeilge. Some videos are designed for Gaelscoileanna (féach thíos) and some are more suitable for English medium schools. A benefit of chess that has emerged for schools, following the roll out of the Primary Language Curriculum, is the convenient opportunity it provides for the transfer of skills. Just as we would utilise the transfer of skills in getting children write a simple procedural piece as Gaeilge, having done procedural writing in English a fortnight before, we can apply the same logic to our chess lessons.
Mar shampla: You’re after rolling out the Ficheall lessons to third class in Term 1. You then brought your whole class (4 teams of 8) to the Féile Fichille in February and had a great day out! Now Seachtain na Gaeilge is just around the corner in March… Why not host a a tournament in your class (or your school) during SnaG?! Follow the simple steps below.
Transfer of Skills
1. Use the short videos below to explicitly teach the names of the pieces. Remember, your students will already be familiar with the English versions of these videos from Term 1.