Play is the main vehicle through which children learn. It is our aim to offer a wide variety of learning experiences, in a rich, stimulating environment which allow children to learn through play. At all times, supported by knowledgeable early years staff.
We plan and evaluate these experiences following the Curriculum for Excellence guidelines. The Curriculum for Excellence establishes clear values, purposes and principles for education from 3 to 18 in Scotland. It sets out to enable children to develop their capacities as Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.
Curriculum for Excellence promotes the need to view learning and teaching across curriculum subjects and areas as inter-connected and integrated. This is particularly important for young children, who will develop their understanding of, for example, science, language, communication, technology and mathematics from an everyday experience, such as water or sand play. Staff ensure that these experiences are enriching and stimulating and that adults working with children are able to understand, appreciate and assess children’s achievements and learning.
We provide an atmosphere of care and nurture where children feel happy, secure and relaxed which will encourage them to develop and progress at their own pace. We do this by providing suitable experiences and resources in which children can feel confident, account is taken of the children’s needs, interests and previous experiences.
KPS is a Rights Respecting School (Gold Award)