We try and foster a positive attitude towards the learning of Irish here in mount Hanover NS. Children are encouraged to speak Irish throughout the school day. A large emphasis is placed on the teaching of Irish through oral language through singing songs, reciting poems and rhyme and playing oral language games and activities. Our main goal is to get the children communicating in Irish, to use their ‘cúpla focail’ and give it a go. As the seanfhocal says:
“Is fear Gaeilge bhriste, ná Béarla cliste”
“Broken Irish is better than clever English”
The following programmes, activities and fun for all children as Gaeilge with TG4’s Cúla 4 might be helpful to you all during this closure.
How to Find Cúla 4:
TG4 Weekdays 7-9.30am and 3-6pm
Cúla4.com Catch up with all Cúla programmes on the website as well as play in Irish. Interactive games such as an aimsir. Create your own weather at home as Gaeilge. https://www.cula4.com/games/aimsir/index.html catch up online with all your favourite programmes.
Youtube Cúla4 – playlists activities and entertainment for all age groups
Cúla4 App is a free APP from TG4. Let your children, explore, learn and be entertained with. On start-up, the viewer is guided to the relevant viewing zone that is appropriate to their age group. There are 2 age zones in the APP- a pre-school area and an over 6 years zone. The Cúla Caint game is interactive and great for vocabulary as Gaeilge for children of all ages to learn in a fun way. Find on the App Store – https://apple.co/2gGxDZa or the Google Playstore – https://bit.ly/2QeZm44
Youtube Cúla 4 for Older Children
Youtube Cúla 4 has a series of playlists that are entertaining as well as educational for children to try at home.
Is Eolaí Mé features a playlist of scientific experiments from the show that children can try at home. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbcLsUBW9b3B8vj1mM455xciddvn17tQc
CIC Soccer skills with Cúla 4. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbcLsUBW9b3CXIqHtWyUei7TfAmO96tiq
Tá na páistí i Rang a Cúig agus Rang a Sé ag iarraidh níos mó Gaeilge a labhairt ar scoil.
The boys and girls are trying hard to be ‘ag caint ar an gCéadaoin’ to help improve their informal Irish.
Cula4 – This site provides programmes and games that will support language skills in Irish. Your child will benefit greatly from listening to spoken Irish regularly at home, and it’s certain that they’ll enjoy the programmes on Cúla 4. If you’re not confident at reading Irish, click on the ‘English’ button to translate the site.
In order to assist your child in the learning of Irish, we encourage parents to use their ‘cúpla focail’ at home with their children. Below is the link to a fantastic booklet that is very useful for any parents that would like to improve their own Irish.
Duolingo is an app which you may also like to download to help you improve your Irish speaking skills.
Bain trial as!! (Give it a go!!)
Here are some links to some helpful Gaeilge resources that will hopefully aid your child’s homework and learning in Gaeilge. We hope these links are useful.
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Is Féidir Liom:
NCCA Curriculum Online:
Article on Irish Primary Resources
View our Gaeilge progress throughout the years!