Early Years
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It's Back to School time again! Hopefully we all had a lovely summer with lots of time to play with friends, maybe some summer camps, holidays and trips to the beach. Now it's time to get back to work. Many of us are meeting new teachers and getting to know new children. Our Back to School Curriculum Plan will help have some fun getting used to our new environment with lots of games and activities.

Our activities are intended as a starting point for child-led play as per the Aistear guidelines. Each activity is coded with relevant Aistear themes as well as Montessori learning areas.


Back to School

If Youre Happy And You Know It

Family Tree

Back To School - Class Cookbook

Childrens Noticeboard

Guess Who Additional Idea

Feast Fun

How Would You Feel

Musical Me

First Week Letter

This Is Me

Who Is That

Guess Who

Family Match

Class Bowling

Diversity Demonstration

Dear Diary

Center Tour

Explore Names

Spot The Difference

Looking Back On Summer

Worry Box

Catch Carly

Find Someone Who...


Who Is The Tallest

Our Class Puzzle

Getting Started

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)