IFD / Modular Planning. Teaching Practice notes for 1st -3rd class (5 weeks)

If you are on teaching practice it can be handy to find some ideas or guides about how to plan. Here are some example plans.

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First to Third Class

General Theme is Winter. This could of course easily be changed to another Season to tie in with when you are on teaching practice. Pick a broad theme and use sub-themes. It makes it much easier to plan.

Here is a sample Modular Plan / Scheme / Long-term for the five weeks.

modular plan first-third

Theme: Animals



Theme: Clothes

Week2 Integrated+Flow+Diagram_clothes 1-3

Theme: travel transport 1-

Theme: weather water

Theme: xmas 1-3





Planning ideas IFD’s Junior & Senior Infants. Teaching practice / DIP

Are you in the midst of teaching practice or your dip? Maybe you are just planning for the next thematic unit of teaching in Infants. Here are a few plans based on themes which may help you organise your thoughts. You will find a weekly plan based on the following topics: animals, clothes, travel and transport, and water; for those of you looking for a magic tie between all of these topics I picked Summer and it worked well.

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Theme of Summer or Animals 

Summer or Animals Plans


Theme of Clothes 



Theme of Travel and Transport

travel and transport


Theme of Water 

water plan