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20 February 2015
One Potato, Two Potato

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Presenters Michael McDowell & Libby Smyth.

The long-running series provides a training ground for the development of listening skills in P1-P3 pupils. Using a mixture of story, song, discussion, poetry and music, all locally based, the programmes are designed to encourage careful and constructive listening, to stimulate the imagination of young children and to extend their awareness of their own environment and heritage.



Although this series has finished, you can still search for programme information, teacher notes and worksheets in the site. Programmes are still available to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at SELB. Just quote the SELB number that can be found on the programme page in your correspondence with the unit.

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Teacher's Notes
Free teacher's notes and music for each of the programmes
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Northern Ireland Curriculum

The series may be used to support the the main areas of the Foundation Stage Curriculum.

The series has a strong educational purpose, with themes explored on a ccross-curricular basis. Complementing the focus on listening skills in the Northern Ireland Curriculum, the programmes include a mix of literacy, geography, history, the environment, science, PSHE and music topics.

After the Programme

Each programme will offer material for discussion. Some suggestions for further follow-up activities are given in the Teacher's Notes or are made during the broadcasts. Teachers might like to consider some or all of the following aspects of the programme:

  • Discussion and/or recall of broadcast.
  • Re-tell the story.
  • Art or craft work.
  • Topic or project work
  • Singing songs/repeating rhymes.
  • Number work.
  • Drama/acting the story/role play.
  • Written work.

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