St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on 17th March every year.
But do pupils know who is this patron saint of Ireland and Northern Ireland is?
The simple PowerPoint can be used to teach pupils in year 1 and year 2 about St Patrick. Pupils can answer simple questions, displayed on the PowerPoint, to check their understanding of what has been read.
This could be used as a whole class reading activity using the PowerPoint. Alternatively, more fluent readers could use the PDF version of the text and comprehension independently or in groups during guided reading sessions.
This resource pack includes:
- St Patrick’s Day text and comprehension - PowerPoint
- St Patrick’s Day text and comprehension – PDF version
- Teacher notes
National Curriculum programme of study links
Year 1 – Pupils should be taught to develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond which they can read independently.
Year 2 – Pupils should be taught to understand both the books that they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by answering and asking questions.