Category Archives: Curriculum

New Primary Language Curriculum

You’re probably aware that for the past number of years the NCCA have been working on updates to the Primary Language Curriculum (PLC), available on the Curriculum Online website. The new Primary Language Curriculum has now been completed with the publication of English and Gaeilge Stages 3 and 4 (Third – Sixth Class). This was […]

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New Primary Language Curriculum Overview

With the new Primary Language Curriculum in the implementation stage, we decided to take a look at the overall structure of the new language curriculum and try to clarify how the various elements are presented and how you should interact with them. Structure, Relationships and Processes As you know the new curriculum is being implemented […]

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Make a copy of your Short-term Plans

You can now avoid having to re-populate the various additional content sections every time you create a new Short-term Plan. We recommend that you create a Short-term Plan with all of your fixed content (Methodologies, Resources, etc) in place. You can then copy the fixed content into your Short-term Plans every fortnight and then insert […]

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Thematic Planning: Science Week 2017

Science Week is an annual event which is aimed at creating interest and excitement around the topic of science. Science week is all about showing students how science is all around us and how it plays a vital role in our daily lives.

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Multi-class Planning Made Easy

With the Primary Planning Tool, you can easily create Long-term Plans, Short-term Plans and Cuntais Míosúla for your Multi-class setting. This feature ensures that you can take curriculum content and additional content from different class levels and add them to your plans for one combined class group. Multi-class Planning Made Easy We recognise the difficulties […]

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Getting started with the Primary Planning Tool

Case Study: Getting Started with the Primary Planning Tool

  We recently asked one of our newest community members to document the initial processes they used when implementing the Primary Planning Tool. Like many of you around the country, Our Lady’s Grove were looking to create a uniformed system which streamlined the planning process and allowed them to focus on the art of teaching.  […]

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Tech Week Theme - Primary Planning Tool

Integrate ICT into Your Planning with Our Tech Week Theme

Tech Week is a nationwide festival of technology, made up of a range of classroom and community activities taking place across Ireland. These activities aim to give pupils a chance to develop an interest in technology subjects, learn new skills, be creative and have a lot of fun. We here, at the Primary Planning Tool, have […]

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A Guide to Creating Your Own Easter Theme

Spring is in the air and with Easter fast approaching, we at the Primary Planning Tool have created an Easter theme for fifth and sixth class and integrated it across all eleven curriculum subject areas. We have also added links to some useful websites where you will find helpful ideas and resources. The Primary Planning […]

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Christmas Theme

The Primary Planning Tool facilitates the effortless integration of Christmas activities into your curriculum planning. We have created this Christmas theme as an example of our thematic planning feature in the Primary Planning Tool.

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Science Week 2016

Science Week Theme

Science Week is an annual event which is aimed at creating interest and excitement around the topic of science. Science week is all about showing students how science is all around us and how it plays a vital role in our daily lives.

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