Primary Language Curriculum Infants English and Irish Long Term Plans - Junior / Senior Infant Yearly PLC Plans

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Extremely high quality, comprehensive sample long term English and Gaeilge PLC plans for Junior Infants, Senior Infants, and Multi-Class Infants. 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: 94
Last Updated: Jul 15, 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 etc. which have been carefully chosen to be suitable for children at infant 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 Junior Infants, Senior Infants, and Multi-Class Infants. In addition to the above sections, there is a detailed content section for each class level which gives suggested poems, rhymes, stories, phonics (English), and poems, songs, stories, vocab (Gaeilge), that can be covered each month. This content is not based on a particular scheme, but content that I have found work well with infants. The suggested content is different for JI and SI, and a Multi-Class Infants 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 English plans, and 2 sample Gaeilge plans are included; 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 short term planning for Infants available? 

For fortnightly planning templates 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 that these are quality plans. Follow me on my social media pages keep up to date about other products, special offers and giveaways! I am on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you!

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

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  • Ruth
    Aug 18, 2020, 08:47
    Such a fantastic purchase. I would highly recommend this to any teacher. Very comprehensive and easy to edit to adapt your own class. Such a time saver. Thank you so much.
  • Niamh
    Jun 16, 2020, 22:45
    These plans saved me so much time! They are so detailed but also very clear and easy to follow. They can be edited so you can tweak them to suit your own class which is great. Would definitely recommend these!!
  • Ballysax National School
    Oct 7, 2019, 14:53
    Thank you. Great to see these plans through someone else's eyes! Good ideas and structure to the plans.
  • patricia.finnegan
    Sep 17, 2018, 13:11
    Excellent product. Definitely helped me loads with my planning for new language curriculum .Huge detail.
  • Catriona
    Sep 11, 2018, 18:08
    Excellent plans! Very-detailed and finally allowed me to get my head around the Primary Language Curriculum. Would definitely recommend buying these to save you a huge amount of time!

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