Aistear Scoil ThomaisAistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years. The word Aistear is the Irish word for journey and was chosen because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys. 


Aistear is the key learning and teaching tool used to implement the primary school curriculum in infant classes in Scoil Thomáis. The children play for an hour each day, with an emphasis on active learning and oral language development. Each class is supported by a learning support teacher during this hour. Curriculum subjects covered during Aistear include: S.E.S.E., S.P.H.E., oral language, reading, writing, maths, art, music and drama.


During the Aistear hour, the children are implementing their numeracy and literacy skills in a more meaningful way through the use of role play, games and real-life situations. We hope you enjoy browsing through the various activities Junior Infants and Senior Infants have engaged in. You can find these by searching for 'Aistear' in our search bar located at the top right of our homepage.

Aistear Framework ST



primary language curriculum

Click here to read some helpful information leaflets explaining the new Primary Language Curriculum.

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