Bua na Cainte fully embraces and meets the requirements of Gaeilge for oral language, reading and writing in the New Primary Language Curriculum and enables teachers to implement it in a practical manner in their classrooms.
Bua na Cainte A, B, 1, 2, 3 & 4 comprise a number of key components and Bua na Cainte 5 and NEW 6 build on the success and popularity of the programme with:
• Animated Conversations
• Songs, Rhymes and Poems
• Animated Stories
• Listening and Comprehension Tasks and Games
• Teacher’s Help screens
A Pupil’s Book
The NEW Bua na Cainte 6 Pupil 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.
NEW Bua na Cainte 6 also has a new Pupil’s Spelling and Grammar Book
NEW Bua na Cainte 6 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 and achieve the desired learning outcomes.
A printed Teacher’s Resource Book
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 and 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.