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This footage looks at the life of a P6 class in a busy Primary School in Scotland.

The school follows the Curriculum for Excellence principles and guidance, ensuring the children get as wide a range and experience of learning opportunities to equip them for learning, life and work.

The School are involved in many strategies and initiatives such as the Daily Mile Challenge, Reading Challenge and are part of the Active Schools Network. They carry out PiPs Assessments, allowing teachers and other professionals to target children’s learning needs.

Children are offered opportunity for free play, both indoors and outdoors, giving them the chance to take more traditional subjects, such as maths, into the outdoor environment. Being outdoors also allows the children to experience and explore the environment they live in while investigating, for example, mini beasts’ projects.

The class has a wide range of I.T. resources, supporting children who may find traditional forms of literacy more challenging and allowing all children to develop ICT skills.

Visiting artists to the school assist with production of school shows and enhance children’s learning through art and drama.

Communication between everyone involved with the care of children is key ensuring the children in the school get the best opportunity to access all that a vibrant school community has to offer its children.

  • The purpose of primary school education
  • Experiences within a primary school setting
  • Guidance used within Primary Schools
  • Services for children in primary school
  • Professionals involved – Teacher, Learning support assistant, school nurse, play worker, educational psychology, peripatetic teachers (music, art, physical education)
  • CfE
  • Outdoor working and play
  • Use of IT in school and development of ICT skills
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Strategies

Theory - some possible suggestions

  • Learning Styles/ Multiple Intelligence – Howard Gardner
  • Play work theory – B.Hughes , Sturrock and Else (Play Cycle)
  • Cognitive development – Bandura, Skinner, Vygotsky, Piaget
  • Guided Participation – Rogoff
  • Ecological Theory – Urie Bronfenbrenner
  • Lifespan Development - Erikson
Primary School

With Thanks To

Thank you to eveyone involved in helping create this learning resource

Gryffe Studios Who Cares Scotland West College Scotland
Scottish Government Who Cares Scotland Kilmacolm Primary School Gryffe Studios