“We promote active learning through play”
What is Aistear?
Aistear is the Irish word for ‘Journey’ as this is the beginning of your child’s journey into life-long learning.
During Aistear the students implement what they have learned in literacy, maths and other areas and apply them to games, activities and role plays of real-life situations (e.g. hairdressers/ the restaurant).
Learning through play- Aistear
What are the benefits of doing Aistear?
There are a number of benefits to your child doing Aistear. Some benefits include:
Language – oral discussing in groups, planning their game / play and reflecting on their experience.
Reading and writing – students often choose to make signs, posters, lists, recipes, menus etc. as part of the drama / game.
Social skills – they are working in mixed gender groups and they will become aware of different types of play and become more comfortable with their peers when they are playing with them. Cooperate and collaborate with others to extend their play.
Confidence – Performing for their small group leads to student wanting to perform for the whole class and then usually the whole school in assembly.
Love of learning – Students want to know more and explore more, in Aistear we provide a safe and secure platform to explore the world around them.