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A new Primary Language Curriculum for English and Irish has been developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) updating the previous Literacy curriculum from 1999. It has being introduced in all primary schools in Ireland on a phased basis since 2015. This new curriculum applies in all school contexts – English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools.
The Primary Language Curriculum supports teaching and learning in English and Irish. The curriculum is for teachers of children of all abilities in all school contexts- English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools. The Primary Language Curriculum has the same structure and strands for both languages, English and Irish. It is an integrated curriculum that makes connections across and within languages and that seeks to support the transfer of skills between languages.
The curriculum is for children from Junior Infants to Sixth class. The curriculum identifies the importance of language in the learning process.
The content is presented under three strands:
Please find below links to information about the New Primary Language Curriculum here:
The school uses a number of programmes to support children’s learning in literacy in the school such as:
Supports for Parents:
Please see below supports and information in relation to your child’s learning.
NCCA Supports for Parents: Primary School Curriculum
NCCA Understanding Standardised Testing