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Curriculum for Excellence

.  Our learning plans are compiled using the following areas from the Curriculum for Excellence:

  • Health and Wellbeing? 
  • Literacy and English? 
  • Numeracy and Mathematics? 
  • Expressive Arts? 
  • Technologies? 
  • Social Studies? 
  • Sciences? 
  • Religious and Moral.

As well as the 8 curricular areas, we also use the 4 capacities to help the children to become:

Successful Learners with

  • enthusiasm and motivation for learning
  • determination to reach high standards of achievement
  • openness to new thinking and ideas and able to use literacy, communication and numeracy skills
  • use technology for learning
  • think creatively and independently
  • learn independently and as part of a group
  • make reasoned evaluations
  • link and apply different kinds of learning in new situations.

Confident Individuals with

  • self respect
  • a sense of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • secure values and beliefs
  • ambition

and be able to

  • relate to others and manage themselves
  • pursue a healthy and active lifestyle
  • be self aware
  • develop and communicate their own beliefs and view of the world
  • live as independently as they can
  • assess risk and take informed decisions
  • achieve success in different areas of activity.

Responsible Citizens with

  • respect for others
  • commitment to participate responsibly in political, economic, social and cultural life

and be able to

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the world and Scotland’s place in it
  • understand different beliefs and cultures
  • make informed choices and decisions
  • evaluate environmental, scientific and technological issues
  • develop informed, ethical views of complex issues.

Effective Contributors with

  • an enterprising attitude
  • resilience
  • self-reliance

 and able to

  • communicate in different ways and in different settings
  • work in partnership and in teams
  • take the initiative and lead
  • apply critical thinking in new contexts
  • create and develop
  • solve problems.

Further information relating to the Curriculum for Excellence can be found on the Education Scotland website.