Curriculum for Excellence at Port Ellen Primary
Curriculum for Excellence is intended to help children and young people gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for life in the 21st century, including skills for learning, life and work.
The term curriculum is understood to mean – everything that is planned for children and young people throughout their education, not just what happens in the classroom.
Its purpose is often summed up as helping children and young people to become:
- Successful learners
- Confident individuals
- Responsible citizens
- Effective contributors.
Curriculum for Excellence includes four contexts for learning:
Curriculum areas and subjects
Ethos and life of the school
Opportunities for personal achievement.
There are eight curriculum areas:
- Expressive arts
- Health and wellbeing
- Languages (including English, Gaidhlig, Gaelic learners and modern languages)
- Religious and moral education
- Social studies
Literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing are recognised as being particularly important – these areas are seen as being the ‘responsibility of all’ staff.
Broadly speaking the diagram below explains children’s progression through the curriculum.
This is a simplified guide as children will move through the levels (and different subjects) at their own pace.
IMPORTANCE OF READING
STEM IN THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM SLF 2018