Tutorials

Irish Alphabet
Phonics - Irish Alphabet

This video tutorial gives an overview of the Irish Alphabet. You will be introduced to some of the characters from SingFónaic i.e. Freda Fónaic, Fergus Fada, Andaí Asal and Bobaí Broc!

Level 1
Phonics - Level 1

This video tutorial gives an overview of Level 1. The rule is 'one letter, one sound' Level 1 follows on from The Irish Alphabet.

Level 2
Phonics - Level 2

This video tutorial gives an overview of Level 2. The rule is 'two letters, one sound' Level 1 follows on Level 2. You will get an overview of the dictation lists available to view and download in SingFónaic.

Level 3
Phonics - Level 3

This video tutorial gives an overview of Level 3. You will learn about the depictions of Irish sounds; variations of how a sound can be spelt.

Lesson Plans
Resources -
Lesson Plans

This video tutorial gives an overview of the Lesson Plans. There is a lesson plan available to view and download for every sound taught in SingFónaic. You will learn how SingFónaic is aligned to the new Primary Language Curriculum i.e. learning outcomes; Phonics and Word Identification.

Downloads
Resources -
Downloads

This video tutorial gives you an overview of the resources available to view, download and print in SingFónaic; lyrics of rhymes, songs and poems, phonics tables with accompanying images and the SingFónaic characters.

Music
Resources - Music

You will get a flavour of the rhymes and songs in this video tutorial. The children can sing along as the wise teacher Ultan Ulchabhán teaches the lyrics of the songs! Songs like 'An Aibítir Gaelach', ' Fergus Fada' and the rhymes have been recorded for the Junior classes. Songs like 'An Sár-Shéimhi├║' and 'An Damhsa Gaelach' have been recorded for the Senior classes.

Games
Games

You will get an overview of the games that the children can practice in class or at home. The games 'Spraoi' and 'Draoi' can be used for assessment purposes; the teacher can assess if the child can sound the target sound being taught during the week.