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The Primary School Curriculum

The current school curriculum was introduced in national schools in
September 1999, There are 6 curriculum areas that are further divided into
11 subjects. These are

  • Language: Gaeilge & English
  • Mathematics
  • Social, Environmental and Scientific Education:History, Geography, Science
  • Arts Education: Music, Visual Arts, Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Social Personal and Health Education
You can read an overview of the Primary School Curriculum here. The NCCA has developed a DVD entitled The What, Why and How of Children's Learning in Primary School.The DVD provides parents with insights into children's experiences with the Primary School Curriculum. The DVD shows how parents can support their child's learning at home before going to school, during primary school, and in getting ready for post-primary school. The video is available to view in 5 different languages.

By clicking on the individual subject titles below you will find more detailed curriculum information provided by the NCCA. For additional resources to support your child in some of the subject areas, visit our Learning Resources Section

EnglishArtHistoryPE
GaeilgeMusicGeographySPHE
MathsScienceReligionDrama


General Homework Resources:

In addition to the resources which you can find by clicking on the links above for each subject, don't forget about the other resources which you can find on our website to help you support your child with their school work, homework and projects which include: