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Supporting Learning

Parents Area > Learning
The NCCA has compiled the following resources for a summary of what and how your child is learning at school, and what you can do to continue this learning at home.
3rd and 4th Class

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School

  • Booklet: Helping your child in third and fourth classes
  • Overview of the structure and methods of the Primary School Curriculum
  • Your Child's Learning (2000)

Mathematics

  • Tip sheet: Helping your child with division
  • Division as sharing
5th and 6th Class

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School

  • Booklet: Helping your child in fifth and sixth classes
  • Overview of the structure and methods of the Primary School Curriculum
  • Your Child's Learning (2000)


New Primary Language Curriculum

A new primary language curriculum for English and Irish has been developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and is being introduced in all primary schools in Ireland. This new curriculum applies in all school contexts - English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools.
During 2016/2017 all teachers received in-service and then all schools will then gradually introduce this new curriculum on a phased basis, beginning in Junior and Senior Infants. The curriculum for Junior and Senior Infants is aligned with the principles and methodologies of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has developed two information leaflets for parents on the new Primary Language Curriculum:

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