We plan experiences and activities to foster and follow the interests of the children, by curriculum area: Expressive Arts; Health and Wellbeing; Languages; Mathematics and Numeracy; Religious and Moral Education; Sciences; Social Studies; Technologies.
Nursery and Primary One form the early level in A Curriculum for Excellence.
Through Curriculum for Excellence, we aim to help develop children as:
Through using their imagination and creativity, tackling new experiences and learning from them, and developing important skills including literacy and numeracy through exploring and investigating while following their own interests.
Through succeeding in their activities, having the satisfaction of accomplishing a task, learning about bouncing back from setbacks, and dealing safely with risk.
Through encountering different ways of seeing the world, learning to share and give and take, learning to respect themselves and others, and taking part in making decisions.
Through playing together in leading or supporting roles, tackling problems, extending communication skills, taking part in sustained talking and thinking, and respecting the opinions of others.
We aim to provide learning experiences with:
CHALLENGE AND ENJOYMENT
Children should find their learning challenging, engaging and motivating. The curriculum should encourage ambitions for all.
All children should have opportunities for a broad range of experiences. Children will learn and develop through a variety of contexts.
Children should experience continuous progression in their learning starting from age 3. Children should be able to progress at a rate which meets their needs and aptitudes.
There are opportunities for children to develop their full capacity for different types of thinking and learning.
PERSONALISATION AND CHOICE
Individual needs and support for particular aptitudes and talents is considered.
Children’s learning activities combine to form a coherent experience with links between the different aspects of learning.
Children understand the purposes of their activities. They should see the value of what they are learning and its relevance to their lives, present and future.