Castle Douglas Primary and Early Learning and Childcare Centre

This is my school and I love it here!

Our Curriculum – What We Are Learning

We are building our Curriculum using Dumfries and Galloway Education Department’s ‘5 Elements’ model.

a) Our Curriculum Rationale – download a pdf version from the link below.

b) Our Curriculum Overview (Updated Aug 2018)
Our Curriculum Overview is ‘ a work in progress’ and is reviewed, evaluated and updated each term as staff and pupils work together. Level and Whole School reviews are held termly to ensure our curriculum provides :

  • Challenge and enjoyment
  • a Breadth of experiences
  • continuous Progression
  • opportunities for Depth by developing different types of thinking and learning
  • Personalisation and choice through responding to individual learning needs
  • a Coherent experience by linking different aspects of learning and applying skills
  • Relevance by learners understanding the purpose of their activities and how it applies in the past, present and future.

Click on a link below to download a snapshot of what each class is learning each term.

Early Level

First Level






Second Level





Specific Curricular Areas

To find out even more about what our children are learning in Nursery and School – please choose a curricular area below.


Numeracy and Mathematics

Outdoor Learning

P1 – Helping at Home

A new page will open with options to download ‘pdf files’ from Curricular Areas. At present, maths and language files and some Outdoor Learning exemplars are available. Each file gives detailed information about the skills children are learning.

Acrobat Reader is required to read the pdf files. 

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