Information for parents: Your child's learning

 

There are two booklets about children's learning in primary schools available for parents to download: The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School (2006) and Your child's learning (2000).

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: e booklet

Picture of the cover of the Parents' booklet

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents: English version (Full text) (PDF, 3.5MB)

Overview section (PDF), 976KB

Helping your child in junior and senior infants (PDF, 582KB)

Helping your child in first and second classes (PDF, 569KB)

Helping your child in third and fourth classes (PDF, 742KB)

Helping your child in fifth and sixth classes (PDF, 650KB)

 

You can download versions of the e booklet in other languages in Downloads, below.


The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: e-Booklet

If you would like to read more about how to support your child's learning, you might like to download our e-booklet entitled, The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents. It can be downloaded (see Downloads section, below) either in full text format or in parts, according to your area of interest.

The booklet is divided into an overview and sections for parents of junior and senior infants, first and second classes, third and fourth classes and fifth and sixth classes.

The overview presents information about what children learn, how they learn and the approaches and methodologies teachers use in the primary classroom. It also talks about assessment, homework and the importance of learning at home.

Each of the other sections details what children learn in particular areas in the Primary School Curriculum. The information is presented in four information sheets - one for each of the four class levels - which also suggest practical ways in which parents can help their children to learn.]

Your Child's Learning

Your Child's Learning (2000) (PDF, 1MB)

 

Downloads

Cén fáth, Céard agus Conas? Foghlaim Leanaí sa Bhunscoil Leagan Gaeilge (PDF, 3.6 MB)

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents: Chinese-Simplified version (Full text) (PDF, 501KB)

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents: Deutsch version (Full text) (PDF, 175KB)

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents: Polski version (Full text) (PDF, 501KB)

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents: Lietuvi version (Full text) (PDF, 321KB)

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents: Francais version (Full text) (PDF, 183KB)

The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School: Information for Parents: Latvietis version (Full text) (PDF, 363KB)

 

Related Links

Curriculum Online

Department of Education and Science (DES)
National Parents Council - Primary
Irish Childcare Policy Network