This section of the Coldingham Primary School website focusses on our curriculum. In line with Scottish Government’s National Priorities, at Coldingham Primary School we place particular emphasis on developing children’s literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. Below you will find our planning sheets which show clearly ‘what children are learning to do’ at Early Level, First Level and Second Level.
Literacy – The literacy experiences and outcomes promote the development of skills in using language, particularly those that are used regularly by everyone in their everyday lives. These include the ability to apply knowledge about language. They reflect the need for young people to be able to communicate effectively both face-to-face and in writing through an increasing range of media. They recognise the importance of listening and talking and of effective collaborative working in the development of thinking and in learning.
In particular, the experiences and outcomes address the important skills of critical literacy. Our children not only need to be able to read for information: they also need to be able to work out what trust they should place on the information and to identify when and how people are aiming to persuade or influence them.
Being numerate helps us to function responsibly in everyday life and contribute effectively to society. It increases our opportunities within the world of work and establishes foundations which can be built upon through lifelong learning. Numeracy is not only a subset of mathematics; it is also a life skill which permeates and supports all areas of learning, allowing young people access to the wider curriculum.
Numeracy is a skill for life, learning and work. Having well-developed numeracy skills allows young people to be more confident in social settings and enhances enjoyment in a large number of leisure activities. For these and many other reasons, all teachers have important parts to play in enhancing the numeracy skills of all children and young people.
Health and wellbeing
Learning through health and wellbeing promotes confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes and dispositions. It ensures our children develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future. Learning through health and wellbeing enables our children to:
- make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
- experience challenge and enjoyment
- experience positive aspects of healthy living and activity for themselves
- apply their mental, emotional, social and physical skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle
- make a successful move to the next stage of education or work
- establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life, and which will help to promote the health and wellbeing of the next generation of Scottish children.
We want our children to feel happy, safe, respected and included in the school environment and all staff are proactive in promoting positive behaviour.