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Curriculum planning is important. Regularly introduce the children in your service to new ideas and new activities. But do remember that incorporating the Aistear methodology into your curriculum means that the activities you provide are not an end in themselves. Plan your week's activities so that you can reflect on specific observations and then come up with new activities based on the direction the children's play goes organically.

At the bottom of this page and each of the Curriculum Plan pages you will see observation forms as well as weekly planning sheets you can use to document your process, make notes and plan activities for the coming week.

Current Curriculum Plans:

At the Car Wash One Finger One Thumb My Body Belongs to Me Ramadan On the Farm Shape Detectives Time & Money Father's Day Graduation Summer Keeping My Body Clean Spring Kids Role Play At the Garage Let's Go Camping A Pirate's Life for Me Construction At the Hospital On the Road Just for Babies Tooth Fairy At the Cinema Show Time Outer Space In the Garden Olympics Back To School Africa Winter Curriculum Plan Autumn Chinese New Year Valentine's Day Halloween Christmas Hibernation Easter Mother's Day St. Patrick's Day


Seasonal Curriculum Plans (available later in the year)

Aistear Observations

Download and print out these observation sheets to make individual observations. The Aistear framework specifies that your curriculum should always be responsive to the children's interests. Use our curriculum plans as a starting point and then be led by the children to plan future curriculum and discussions. Sample observation sheet »

By using observation sheets, you have well-documented evidence that you are working within the Aistear guidelines.

Aistear Observation Sheet

Aistear/Montessori Observation Sheet

Weekly Observations (Simple)

Weekly Observations (Detailed)

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