Learning & Teaching
Learning through play in an important part of early child development. Playing helps young children’s brains to develop and for their language and communication skills to mature.
Play can help enrich learning and develop key skills such as inquiry, expression, creativity and problem solving. Because it is fun children often become absorbed in what they are doing.
—— Play matters ——
Through play we use …
The Curriculum for Excellence, which 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.
Its purpose is to enable children and young people to become:
These are referred to as the four capacities.
There are eight curriculum areas:
Health and Wellbeing
Languages (including English, Gaidhlig, Gaelic learners and modern languages)
Religious and moral education
We have a main focus on Health & Wellbeing, Literacy and Mathematics / Numeracy.
Staff are responsible for tracking children’s learning in their personal learning plans. During our time at nursery we will be working on the early stage of the curriculum.
—— Realising the Ambition ——
Being Me also influences our practice.
Exploring the range of interactions with others, experiences on offer and comfortable spaces provided for our young children to learn and grow from their earliest days through to Primary.