This practical book provides parents with an easy-to-read overview of what their children will be learning in primary school in Ireland, how teachers teach and it also describes the ways that parents can help at home.
The book is an easy to use reference for the entire eight years of primary school. It describes the overall aims and principles of the revised 1999 Primary Curriculum (still being phased in). It then describes each of the eleven subjects before breaking each one down into two-yearly bases, allowing a parent to refer to the section relevant to the age of their child. It is most informative and the overall tone is light and conversational.
There is a section on how to deal with homework which is essential reading. The book also provides information on learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and ADD, describing the early signs to look out for and providing reference points for further information.
[ISBN: 9780954583705; 244 Pages]
[Author: Brian Gilsenan, Suitability: 4 – 12]