P1-4 GLE Curriculum Bulletin

Curriculum Bulletin

Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath

Primary: P1-4 GLE                                                        Term: 1


Interdisciplinary Topic:  Castles

Subjects Incorporated




This term, pupils will be learning about the past through the context of castles. They will be developing:-

·         mapping skills,

·          knowledge of local area and within Scotland,

·         Research skills

·         ICT skills

·         Comparing and contrasting(recognising changes)

·         Expressive arts through art , music and dance


Imaginative writing will be developed. Finding and using information will be a focus, using castles as a context for learning.


Pupils will be looking at shapes and learning about properties when building model castles.


Social Studies: Pupils will be learning about:-

People, Past Event, places and society, through the topic of castles. They will research castles in their local area and within Scotland


Expressive Arts:

Pupils will be working with Fiona MacIsaac to develop their skills in art, and will work in groups to build model castles and a large castle to develop role play. As a celebration of our learning, we will round off our year of our topic by having a banquet. Nursery pupils will be invited to come along. Pupils will help organise and prepare banquet and demonstrate what they’ve learned.



Pupils will use ICT skills to enhance their learning, through researching, word processing and using powerpoint.



Mathematics & Numeracy;

·         Counting activities

·         Learn Its

·         Time

·         Place value

·         Estimating and rounding

·         Patterns and relationships

·         Addition and Subtraction


Literacy & English

Writing – Personal Writing:-/Imaginative Writing

·         Punctuation

·         Handwriting

·         Sentence openers

·         Use of connectives

·         Feelings/Opinions


Reading – Finding and Using Information

Pupils will be focused on finding and using information, through topic work


Listening & Talking – Enjoyment and Choice and creating texts.

Pupils to bring in items for show and tell, to encourage talking and listening to an audience. (October/November)


Health & Wellbeing :Social and Emotional

·         Shanarri

·         Pupils will be learning about their needs and wants and things they value.

·         Personal qualities

·         Choices and change




Pupils will be developing their digital literacy through creating power points and accessing glow.








Stickleback Project – Loch Bharpa Visit

Our children braved the weather on Tuesday 8 October 2019 to visit Loch Bharpa to see if they could collect some Sticklebacks. Prof. Carl Smith, along with the class teachers, accompanied our Primary 1-7 children to the Loch.

On Wednesday Prof. Smith and our children  will measure sticklebacks, count spines and plates, measure water samples and report results. Our older pupils will meet to discuss data handling, summarise data collected, draw conclusions from data and then make records of data/conclusions.



P5-7 GLE Curriculum Bulletin

Curriculum Bulletin

Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath

Primary:      P5-7 GLE                                                               Term: 1


Interdisciplinary Topic: The Ages/Early Man Subjects Incorporated



Children will learn about Early Man and the development of humans through the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  Linking in with sustainability, children will develop their understanding of how humans existed through sustainable means and compare this with modern day living.


Learning will begin with the importance of the work done by archaeologists and what their discoveries tell us about life in the past.  Children will then move on to learn about the Stone Age and be able to locate historical sites on a map including local historical sites from this time period.  Children will learn about the types of houses that were lived in, the process of hunting and gathering, the tools/weapons that were used and the impact and developments in the Stone Age that leads on to the Bronze Age.


As children move into learning about the Bronze Age they will identify the developments that were being made by man and how those developments changed the way of life.  Again children will identify some historical Bronze Age sites and discuss and compare these with sites from the Stone Age.


Finally, through learning about the Iron Age children will identify how early man developed hunting and gathering skills as well as advancements in house building and industry.


To conclude children will gather all information covered and present a timeline of the ages to the younger pupils at a Buddies session.









Mathematics & Numeracy;

Mathematics – Time


Numeracy – Beat Thats, place value, decimals, addition and subtractions (inverse operations)




Literacy & English:



Personal writing – extending and using emotive language.


Functional writing – Organising and using information.


Creating Texts – Imaginative writing – characterisation, setting and plot.




Finding and using information: Skimming and scanning fiction and non fiction text to find information.

Fact and opinion.


Talking and Listening 

Tools for listening and talking – Children will use the platform of Scratch to develop their talking and listening through giving and receiving of instructions.



Health & Wellbeing:


Physical Education

Co-ordination and movement – Tchoukball

Build fitness and stamina – Bleep Test

Develop awareness of space and encourage safe use of space and direction – Games





Through training and exploring ‘Scratch’ programming children will be tasked with sharing their learning with younger pupils and giving guidance on how to code.




Religious & Moral Education:


Christianity: Beliefs – Explore key stories from the Bible.  Identify Christian beliefs through learning about the life and teachings of Jesus.



Expressive Arts:


Art and design – Exploring island architecture and generating ideas how children envisage how buildings will look on the island in the future.


Gaelic Learners


Following the Go Gaelic programme children will develop their Gaelic skills whilst covering a range of topics whilst also revisiting and reusing previous knowledge.


Social Studies:


Stone Age to Iron Age

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