Primary Language Curriculum 1st / 2nd Class Long Term Plans English and Irish - First / Second PLC Plans

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Extremely high quality, comprehensive sample long term English and Gaeilge PLC plans for First Class, Second Class, and multi-class First & Second Class. These are fully editable Microsoft Word documents so they can be easily changed to suit your individual class or if you are following a particular scheme. These plans have been updated in accordance with the 2021 Preparation for Teaching & Learning Guidance.

Note: The NCCA made changes to the Infants – 2nd Class portion of the Primary Language Curriculum when the curriculum was re-released with the content for all classes in September 2019. These plans are based on the most up-to-date version of the PLC. 

  • Primary Language Curriculum
    Curricular Area(s): Primary Language Curriculum
  • Yearly Plans
    Long Term Plans
    Planning: Yearly Plans
  • $15.50
Number of Sales: 128
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2024

Will these plans work with a publisher programme e.g., Starlight, Jolly Phonics, Exercise Your English, Abair Liom, Bua na Cainte, Bun go Barr etc.?

These Plans are in fully editable format so that you can tailor them to your needs and the needs of your class. The plans contain suggested themes, poems, picture books, phonics, spellings, grammar, Gaeilge songs etc. which have been carefully chosen to be suitable for children at 1st/ 2nd Class level. However, if you are following a particular English/ Gaeilge scheme from one of the publishers, you may of course simply delete this content and insert the content from the publisher’s scheme instead (or use it to supplement the publisher’s scheme). Many publishers also provide a table with the content from their scheme in Microsoft Word format as part of their website, and you can include a copy of this table as part of your long term plan.

What sections are included in these plans?

The plans contain all sections suggested by the NCCA in their planning framework including aims, learning outcomes for each strand, methodologies, differentiation, assessment, as well as linkage and integration. These sections are the same for 1st, 2nd and multi-class 1st & 2nd plans. In addition to the above sections, in the English plans there is a detailed content section for each class level which gives suggested poems, stories, phonics, writing genres etc. that can be covered each month. The Irish plans have suggested poems, rhymes, songs, stories, vocab etc. for each month in their content section. This content is not based on a particular scheme, but content that I have found work well with 1st & 2nd Class. The suggested content is different for 1st and 2nd class, and those teaching a multi-class 1st & 2nd can use it as a year 1/ year 2 option.

What about the Guidance on Preparation for Teaching and Learning?

In 2021 new guidance on teachers’ preparation for teaching and learning was published by the Department of Education. The new guidance document allows for a lot of flexibility as to what can be included in long term recorded preparation, but specifies 4 areas that should be included. The guidance does not specify that curricular aims, methodologies, resources, integration, or differentiation must be included in the written preparation (although you can include them if you find them helpful). Therefore, 2 sample plans are included for both English and Gaeilge; one that includes only the 4 sections mentioned in the new guidance, and one that has all sections that would traditionally been included in a long term plan. You can decide which version suits you better to use.

What if I want to plan by term instead of for the entire year?

The plans are for a whole year, however the content is separated into Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3, so if you are doing your long-term plans by term you can just keep the section you need and delete the sections you don’t each term.

Do you have a short term PLC planning template?

For a fortnightly planning template for the Primary Language Curriculum click here.


A huge amount of time and effort was put into these plans and I am confident you will be happy with your purchase. I would really appreciate if you could leave a positive review to let others know this is a quality plan. Follow me on social media to keep up to date about other products, special offers and giveaways! I am on Facebook and Instagram.


    • SKU
      SKU 85835
  • Curricular Area(s)
    Primary Language Curriculum, English, Gaeilge
  • Planning
    Yearly Plans, Long Term Plans, Scheme

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  • Ruth
    Aug 18, 2020, 08:45
    Such a fantastic purchase. I would highly recommend this to any teacher. Very comprehensive and easy to edit to adapt your own class. Thank you so much.
  • Rebecca Finnerty
    Aug 22, 2019, 18:16
    Found these so helpful as an NQT.. really detailed!
  • Maura
    Aug 20, 2019, 19:43
    Really happy I purchased these plans. I had found planning overwhelming with the New Curriculum but these plans were exactly what I was looking for.. So detailed!
  • Annette
    Jun 25, 2019, 01:11
    Getting back to this class level this year so I found these plams t o be really helpful in making my lomg term plans especially in terms of content and pace. They are really well laid out.
  • Grainne
    Nov 11, 2018, 09:02
    These plans are so detailed and it is clear a lot of work has gone into these. They are excellent and have been extremely useful. I would highly recommend them! Thank you for making them available.

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