English and ICT

The following documents contain web links to assist in the teaching of the content objectives of the English Curriculum. All links to external sites work from within the embedded documents below. All can be downloaded from the bottom




Junior Classes


Middle and Senior Classes

Sample Station Teaching Lesson



English Curriculum & ICT Links

 Infant Classes


David Mc Mahon PDST 2011/ 2012 




Strands, Strand Units & ICT Links



Strand Unit: Oral Language


Oral Language  - CrickWeb Literacy


Oral Language – Listen & Respond


Oral Language – Language Cards


Oral Language – Flashcard Generator


Oral Language – Letter Stories



Descriptor of Resource & Learning Objective


  • Listen to a story or description and respond to it
  • Hear, repeat and elaborate words, phrases and sentences modelled by the teacher
  • Focus on descriptive detail and begin to be explicit in relation to people, places, times, processes, events, colour, shape, size, position



Strand Unit: Reading


Reading  - Starfall Poetry


Reading - Literactive


Reading – Starfall Reading


Reading – BookPop Stories


Reading – Letter Sounds




  • Re-read, retell and act out familiar stories, poems or parts of stories
  • Listen to, enjoy and respond to stories, nursery rhymes, poems and songs
  • Encounter early reading through collaborative reading of language-experience material




Strand Unit : Writing


Writing – Magic Key Writing


Writing – Skywriter Letters


Writing - Printables


Writing - Frameworks


Writing – Jenny Eather Site



  • Learn to form and name individual letters using various materials
  • See the teacher model writing as an enjoyable experience
  • Hear a rich variety of stories, rhymes and songs and draw and write about them




English Curriculum & ICT Links

Middle & Senior Classes


David Mc Mahon PDST 2011/ 2012 





Strands, Strand Units & ICT Links



Strand Unit: Oral Language



Oral Language – BBC Skillswise


Oral Language – Spellings & Vocabulary


Oral Language – Poems & Stories


Oral Language - Planning Resources


Oral Language - ImageBank




Descriptor of Resource & Learning Objective


  • Discuss the meanings and origins of words, phrases and expressions
  • Learn how to use the basic key questions.
  • Discuss favourite moments, important events and exciting characters in a story, play or poem.
  • Express reactions to events and characters in stories, poems & drama.




Strand Unit: Reading



Reading – BBC Skillswise


Reading  - Bitesize Skills


Reading – Classic Novels


Reading – Planning Resources


Reading - Literactive





  • Understand the relationship between text and illustration.
  • Develop basic information retrieval skills and experience different types of text.
  • Continue to develop comprehension strategies to deal with narrative, expository and representational reading material.
  • Share responses with other children and with adults to cultivate a community of readers



Strand Unit : Writing


Writing - Grammar Zone 


Writing – Primary Resources


Writing  - Writing Genres


Writing - Paragraphs


Writing – Planning Resources


Writing – CrickWeb


Writing – PPDS Tutorials



  • Experience a classroom environment that encourages writing.
  • Learn to revise and re-draft writing so as to expand and clarify his/her thoughts on a particular idea or topic through drafting and re-drafting.
  • Write in a variety of genres with greater sophistication.
  • Express his/her reactions to particular experiences in writing.
  • Express a personal reaction to ideas, emotions and images encountered in literature. Sketch an ordered summary of ideas and draft a writing assignment based on it.




Strand: Emotional and imaginative development through language

Strand unit: Oral language: developing emotional and imaginative life through oral language


The child should be enabled to


  • Listen to, read, learn and recite a varied and appropriate repertoire of rhymes and poems


  • Re-create stories and poems in improvisational drama


Strand unit: Reading: responding to text


The child should be enabled to


  • continue to listen to and enjoy stories and poems being read aloud (Reading Link 1)


  • engage with a wide variety of text
    picture books, poetry, stories, informational material (Reading Link 2)



Literacy Lesson Overview


  1. Read the content objectives from http://www.curriculumonline.ie/en/Primary_School_Curriculum/Language/English/English_Curriculum/First_and_second_classes/Content/
  2. Open https://sites.google.com/a/pdst.ie/curriculum-and-ict-primary/home/english-and-ict and focus English Curriculum & ICT Links infant classes.
  3. Work through objectives for 1st class along with accompanying link designed to aid teaching of poem (Reading Link 1)
  4. Follow on with development of vocabulary in (Reading Link 2)
  5. Give an overview of each strand / strand unit in the document and also open the accompanying document for 3rd -6th class full curriculum links below https://sites.google.com/a/pdst.ie/curriculum-and-ict-primary/home/english-and-ict