4th Class


Bua na Cainte A, B, 1, 2 & 3 comprise a number of key components and the NEW Bua na Cainte 4 builds on the success and popularity of the programme.

The NEW Bua na Cainte 4 Pupils’ Book plays a key role in the pupil’s language learning. The book comprises a variety of exciting and challenging educational activities that support and complement the interactive resources.

Combined with the interactive resources, these activities enhance the pupil’s comprehension, oral language, reading and writing skills in an integrated manner and assist the pupils to achieve their learning outcomes.


Click here to see a sample of the Bua na Cainte 4 Pupils’ Book, Leabhar lithrithe and Teacher’s Resource Book. 

NEW Bua na Cainte 4 Leabhar Litrithe is a comprehensive spelling and grammar programme which is integrated with the other components of the programme.

The activities are designed so that children can learn in an enjoyable and structured way to achieve the desired learning outcomes.

An invaluable Teacher’s Resource Book provides a comprehensive introduction to assist teachers in their short and long-term planning. A preview of each theme, along with the associated learning outcomes, is provided. This is followed by detailed lesson plans for each lesson.

The lesson notes provide the language exemplars, and associated language functions along with a wide variety of suggested teaching methodologies and strategies for the teacher. The elements, Tuiscint, Fiosrú agus Úsáid agus Cumarsáid along with the strands, Teanga ó Bhéal, Léitheoireacht agus Scríbhneoireacht are included in each lesson.

Each lesson is divided into three phases:

  • An Tréimhse Réamhchumarsáide
  • An Tréimhse Chumarsáide
  • An Tréimhse Iarchumarsáide

There are suggestions for assessment for learning at the end of each lesson as well as an assessment at the end of each theme to help teachers assess the pupils’ learning outcomes.

Practical examples for Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) along with suggestions for the informal use of Irish throughout the school day are provided for teachers. Suggestions for integration with other subject areas are provided also.

The Bua na Cainte interactive resources contain animated material for each of the themes in Gaeilge in the Primary School Curriculum and are delivered through:

  • Comhráite le Beochan
  • Amhráin, Rainn agus Dánta le Beochan
  • Scéalta le Beochan
  • Tascanna Éisteachta, Tuisceana agus Cluichí
  • Acmhainní
  • Clár Bán
  • Cabhair don Mhúinteoir
  • Measúnú