On this page, we provide an overview of your child’s learning for the current term. Detailed information about the Scottish curriculum is contained below.
Overviews of Learning
The Scottish curriculum
At Preston Street, we follow the Scottish curriculum, known as Curriculum for Excellence (CfE for short).
CfE organises all pupils’ learning into eight subjects across four contexts for learning.
The eight subjects are:
- Mathematics / Numeracy
- Health and Wellbeing (including PE)
- Social Studies
- Expressive Arts
- Religious and Moral Education
The four contexts for learning are:
- Learning in the eight individual subject areas (Literacy; Numeracy; Health and Wellbeing; Social Studies; Science; Religious and Moral Education; Technologies; Expressive Arts)
- Interdisciplinary learning (learning which covers more than one curricular area at the same time, e.g. a combined Art and Science topic)
- The ethos and life of the school
- Opportunities for wider achievement
The CfE in a Nutshell leaflet provides more detailed information for parents and carers. Please do download this leaflet and have a read – it is parent friendly and contains valuable information.
Faculty Model – P3/4 to P7
We operate a ‘Faculty Model’ from P3/4 up to P7. This allows pupils to rotate round a variety of teachers across different subjects. This model of learning has proved extremely popular with pupils, staff and parents, and has also helped to raise attainment in the upper school.
You can find out more about the model via this document:
Play Based Learning – P1 and P2
In P1/2, we are using a play-based approach. The children will experience adult led-learning, adult initiated learning and child-initiated play.
When the children are involved in this type of play, it supports them to have their own ideas and to be in control of their learning.
It enables them to learn through first-hand experiences and to transfer and apply the knowledge and skills into a context which is meaningful to them.
We are currently preparing an information leaflet for parents which will contain more details about play based learning.
Ways in which you can keep up with your child’s learning
You can keep up with your child’s learning in a variety of ways throughout the school year. These include:
- Parent Consultations (these take place twice a year)
- House Learning Events – these take place on Friday mornings during the year (though not in the final term)
- Home School Jotters – these are sent home once per term, which contain a ‘snapshot’ of your child’s learning over the course of a particular week.
- Weekly News Bulletin – a weekly bulletin is sent every Friday morning to all parents from P5 to P7.
- End of year report – your child will receive an end of year report in June 2020.
- School Website – you can follow this blog for news from your child’s class and around the school in general. You can also follow our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/prestonstreetprimaryschool