National and local guidance places the expectation on all schools to deliver Curriculum for Excellence(CfE).
This expectations includes the following: intended learning, anticipated stages for intended learning, capacities children should develop, contexts to be used for learning and manner in which teachers should design learning opportunities for children in their class.
The Sciences education curriculum experienced by our pupils includes learning in each of the five Sciences organisers: Planet Earth, Forces, electricity and waves, Biological systems, Materials and Topical science
As a school, we understand that all our pupils are individuals who learn differently and, as a result, respond to a range of methods of teaching.
The intended learning in Sciences is outlined in the experiences and outcomes documents that can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
The anticipated stages for intended learning are as follows:
Early Level – Nursery and Primary 1; but later for some.
First Level – Primary 2, 3 and 4: but earlier or later for some.
Second Level – Primary 5, 6 or 7; but earlier or later for some.
Delivery of the experiences and outcomes should enable all children to develop certain capacities in accordance with their own personal interests, strengths and needs. The capacities we aim for all of our children to develop are: successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
Teaching staff use the experiences and outcomes in Sciences to develop and deliver programmes of work using the following seven design principles: breadth, challenge and enjoyment, coherence, depth, personalisation and choice, progression and relevance.
Our pupils experience learning activities in Sciences through a variety of different contexts. These contexts are:discrete curricular areas, interdisciplinary learning, ethos and life of the school and opportunities for wider achievement.
The school co-ordinator for Sciences is Mrs D Hunter, who is available to discuss any aspect of our Sciences curriculum.
Mrs Hunter can be contacted through the school office.