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Aistear Síolta Practice Guide

 The Practice Guide includes a range of resources to help teachers of infant classes to critically reflect on their practice and to identify what works well.  

 

 

Play pedagogy  

  • Play in primary school with a subject based curriculum 

Helping young children to develop positive learning dispostions tipsheet

Talking and thinking together tipsheet

  • Describing progression in play for children aged 4-8 years

Childrens schema's tipsheet

  • Appropriate learning experiences for children age 4-8 years 

Supporting children to become bilingual tipsheet

Enhancing language tipsheet

  • Key messages for teachers of children aged 4-8 years 

  • Planning an appropriate curriculum for 4-8 year olds 

  • A good national curriculum for children aged 4-8 years 

Using open ended materials tipsheet

Suggested picturebook tipsheet

  • Supporting learning and development of children aged 4-8 years: Key messages for parents

Messages from the infant classroom  

  • Ensuring children have regular breaks in junior infants 

  • Providing opportunties for meaningful art experiences in junior infants 

  • Using play-based pedagogies 

  • Using more play-based pedagogies in a special school 

  • Using experiential learning in junior infants 

  • A principals experience of using Aistear and play-based pedagogies