Scoil Náisiúnta Seanghualainn

Aistear, the early childhood curriculum framework

Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for children from birth up to the age of six years. Early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys. Irelands early childhood curriculum framework is called Aistear (the Irish word for journey).

In our school we pick a theme each month, children learn the vocabulary & all about the topic in the weeks before hand, on the final week of each month they play. Children have a day at each station, ranging from sand & water play, role play, arts & crafts, construction & playdough.

See our theme of ‘The Doctors below’

  • Roleplay ‘The Doctors Surgery’
  • Construction ‘Build a hospital’
  • Small world ‘Caring for babies’
  • Art ‘Making a doctor’s bag’.