Early Years
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This pack has been created with the intention of providing some inspiration for educators when planning their curriculum on the topic of Where I Live. This is an element of curricula included in the DES (Department of Education & Skills) inspection criteria.

The activities are designed to be flexible and adaptable to the varying types of Early Childhood Care & Education settings in operation within an Irish context. The suggestions in this resource pack are just that & educators will take ownership over the lessons and apply them as they feel appropriate to meet the needs of their cohort of children.

The themes and principles of both Aistear & Siolta have informed the ethos of the lesson plans.

Remember to have FUN!


Where Live

Lesson Plan 10-Borrow a Book from Pre-school

Lesson Plan 9-Countries of the World

Lesson Plan 8-Take Me Home Teddy

Lesson Plan 7-Group Painting of the Local Area

Lesson Plan 6-Look Who I Can Be

Lesson Plan 5-A Game Titled-Guess Where I Am

Lesson Plan 4-People in My Community

Lesson Plan 3-How I Get to Pre-school

Lesson Plan 2-A Personal Book Titled My Home

Lesson Plan 1-Our Local Community Map

Where I Live

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)