Aistear is a play based framework which was launched by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). It includes: Play, Literacy and Numeracy in infant classes.
Here at St. Enda’s we are implementing this programme.
An Aistear play consists of setting play areas. These may include: physical, creative, socio-dramatic and small world play. In our outdoor area we have a ‘Bank’, ‘Post Office’, ‘Shop’ and ‘Kitchen’, ‘Boat’ & ‘Car’. The children have great fun planning what they are going to carryout and playing in their play area! Here are some photos of children in the play areas.