The layout of the plans is based on the NCCA Primary Language Curriculum draft long term planning frameworks and took me hours of research, typing and formatting to complete. The plans contains the sections suggested by the NCCA in their planning framework, including general aims, the learning outcomes for each strand, methodologies, differentiation, and assessment. These sections are the same in both the 3rd and 4th class plans.
In addition to the required sections above, most teachers like to include a monthly breakdown of content, so the plans also have a comprehensive table containing suggested themes/ topics, content, resources, linkage and integration for each month. The content sections of the 3rd and 4th class plans are tailored for each class level, and gives suggested poems, novels, picture books, phonics, grammar, handwriting etc. that can be covered each month. This plan is not based on one particular scheme, and so these suggestions can easily be edited to suit your needs if you are following one.
These plans are fully editable Microsoft Word documents so that they can easily be changed if you are following a particular scheme or for use with multi-class levels.
For even more clarity I have colour coded each strand so that you can see at a glance where it is referenced in the plan.
The plans are for a whole year, however I have a broken the content down into Terms 1, 2 and 3, so even if you are doing your long-term plans by term you can just keep the section you need.
My Gaeilge long term for the Primary Language Curriculum for Third/ Fourth class is available here.
For a fortnightly planning template for the Primary Language Curriculum click here.