Primary Language Curriculum information for parents

The new curriculum for English and Irish is for all children from junior infants to sixth class in all schools. The Language Curriculum can be viewed at There are videos introducing the curriculum as well as other material looking at different aspects of language learning and teaching.

How can I support my child at home?

As a parent or guardian, you can encourage your child to talk about things that interest them and to have fun with reading and writing. You can also encourage your child to read different genres, such as stories and poems and to give their thoughts and opinions on them. You might also give them opportunities to take part in different types of writing, for example, creating a shopping list, sending an email to a relative, writing a story or report as part of a library project. Additional information for parents can be found at primary/resources-for-parents.