Primary school

Boy running

Introduction

This video looks at the life of a P6 class in a busy primary school in Scotland.

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

The school is involved in many initiatives, such as the Daily Mile Challenge, the Reading Challenge, and they 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 opportunities 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, minibeasts projects.

The class has a wide range of IT 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.

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