‘Starting Big School’ Journal and Curriculum Plan Bundle

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We are delighted to bring you this ‘Starting Big School’ bundle which combines a Group Learning Journal from our “Documentation Made Simple Series” and our “Back to School” Curriculum Plan Pack, which includes a number of activities on the theme of “Back to School”.

Enabling Educators to Build a Resource to Support the Emerging Interests of Children

Every order will include the downloadable Curriculum Plans and whatever number of Journals you require. We recommend one for each room. For the best value, choose ‘5 Journals’ from the Quantity options.

About the ‘Starting Big School’ Group Learning Journal

This open-ended A3 journal has a cover beautifully illustrated by Oliver Moore and Stephanie Morley.

The Starting Big School bumper learning journal is an excellent tool to capture the children’s transition from preschool to primary school. It can be used to record the specific activities and initiatives that take place to help children be ready for school. It is, therefore, an ideal documenting tool that will demonstrate your approach to the Department of Education and Skills (DES) when inspected. Like all the journals in this series the Aistear themes and goals are presented for easy linkage and the large blank pages are a clear canvass to record your approach and the children’s emerging interests.


  • Open-ended style
  • Oversize A3 pages allowing lots of space for recording
  • Displays the Aistear themes and goals to make linking easier and more meaningful
  • 24 blank sheets

The “Back to School” Curriculum Plan Pack contains over 20 activities including:

  • Our Class Puzzle
  • Who Is The Tallest
  • Find Someone Who…
  • Catch Carly
  • Worry Box
  • Looking Back On Summer
  • Spot The Difference
  • Explore Names
  • Dear Diary
  • Diversity Demonstration
  • Class Bowling
  • Family Match

We also include the Children’s Charter which you can print off, laminate and display.

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Number of Journals Needed?

1 Journal, 2 Journals, 3 Journals, 4 Journals, 5 Journals


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