Schemes, Schemes, Schemes!

There are so many different schemes for all the different subjects. Which ones do you use in your own classroom??

For English I have moved away from the set scheme with prescribed readers and workbooks. In Senior Infants I have used a variety of parallel readers such as Sails, Rigby Stars and Storyworlds for the different levels throughout the year. It allows me to focus on Dolch words and helping their reading fluency. Through using big books and ebooks I can focus on oral language and developing comprehension strategies such as those outlined by Building Bridges. I use Jolly Phonics with both classes, the Jolly Phonics Pupil Book is our main English workbook. It covers, phonics, spelling, tricky words and writing.

In Maths, while I have a Maths book, I focus on Ready Set Go mainly and complete the workbook in line with my Ready Set Go Plan.

For Irish, I use Bua na Cainte and I love it. The interactive software makes Irish come alive for the infants. My class especially liked the Scéalta with each theme. The class would ask to watch it at lunch time over and over again.

For S.E.S.E. I don’t have a set textbook, I haven’t used one for a number of years. It allows me  the freedom to plan my S.E.S.E. in line with my Aistear topics for a complete integration.

In S.P.H.E. I use the set resources Walk Tall, RSE for Senior Infants and Stay Safe. My scheme also allows for the freedom to integrate with the topic being explored in Aistear.

For Music, I like the Ready to Rock Music Scheme from CJ Fallon. It has nice songs and activities, some of the songs we have even performed during school assembly.

In my store I have many of my yearly plans available. I also have a planning bundle for €25 (Saving you €29) which includes English, Maths, History, Geography, Science, Music, Art, PE and SPHE. These schemes also link directly with my Aistear termly plans.



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