Infant Classroom

 

Junior & Senior Infants 2016/2017

Junior & Senior Infants 2016/2017

 

 

New Primary Language Curriculum for English and Irish – junior infants to second class

The Primary Curriculum is changing. Soon your child will be experiencing a new Language Curriculum for English and Irish.

Who is the new Language Curriculum for? The new curriculum for English and Irish is for all children from junior infants to second class in all schools – English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools.

Why is there a new curriculum? The curriculum is changing so that it is up-to-date with the times we live in, with developments in language learning and the introduction of the Free Pre-school Years. Since the last curriculum (1999), society and communities have changed greatly, as has your child’s learning environment. Teachers say they would like more guidance on the best ways to help children in their language learning. Thanks to research, we now know more about how children learn to speak, read and write and how to help them make progress in ways that are well suited to their learning needs.

Click here to find out more: Primary-Language-Curriculum_Parents_2-pages

We  implement Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework in the Infant classroom. The link below will let you access important information about Aistear.

AISTEAR LEAFLET FOR PARENTS

Additional information and videos on Aistear can be found here: www.ncca.ie

 

We use the Jolly Phonics programme in Billis N.S. You can read more about Jolly Phonics by accessing their website. Click on this link:

JOLLY PHONICS

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment have devised helpful tip sheets for parents. These tip sheets provide ideas, resources and information to help you promote a positive and productive learning environment at home for your child. Please click on the link below which will let you access the tip sheets:

NCCA JUNIOR AND SENIOR INFANTS

 

The links below will let you access fun interactive learning websites for your child:

HELP MY KID LEARN

TOPMARKS

 

Please click on the link below for tips and ideas on nursery rhymes!

NURSERY RHYME INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

The following link provides a list of literacy and numeracy activities to keep your child busy during the school holidays!

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY LIST

Children need to acquire numerous skills before they are able to read. The following link provides information about these fundamental language and reading skills:

Tools for Teaching Reading