Our aim is to follow a Curriculum for Excellence to ensure that your child is active in their learning which is cross-curricular, interesting, fun and outdoors whenever possible. The curriculum areas in ‘A Curriculum for Excellence’ are: Expressive Arts (Art & Design, Music, Drama and Dance), Health & Wellbeing (which includes PE), Language, Mathematics, Religious and Moral Education, Sciences, Social Studies and Technologies.
Children are taught as a whole class, group or on an individual basis, so that they progress at a speed and in a manner suited to their levels of ability. There is particular emphasis on collaborative learning, which encourages children to discuss their learning and make choices together, each child accepting responsibility for the choices their groups make. In Bower Primary School, we often have whole school activities e.g. when preparing for a fundraising event, which allows the children to share multi-stage learning experiences and acquire skills and knowledge in ‘real life’ and active learning situations. A stimulating learning environment is provided in both classrooms with the best use being made of all the resources available. We are also very fortunate to have lots of outdoor space in which the children also learn. The emphasis is on the children being active in their learning and getting opportunities to self-evaluate how well they did and how they can further improve.