Other Subjects

Science

scienceScience and its practical application in healthcare and industry is central to our economic future, for our health and wellbeing as individuals and as a society.


Expressive Arts

expressive artsThe inspiration and power of the arts play a vital role in enabling our children and young people to enhance their creative talent and develop their artistic skills.


Languages

language-clip-art-48275Knowing other languages and understanding other cultures is a 21st century skill set for students as they prepare to live and work in a global society.


Social Subjects

social studiesThrough social studies, children and young people develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people, societies, their beliefs and values.


RME

world religionsReligious and moral education includes learning about world religions, and supports the development of beliefs and values.


Technologies

Royalty-free cartoon styled clip art graphic of a desktop computer cartoon characterTechnologies form a central part of Scotland’s heritage, identity and future. Their importance cannot be overstated whether as an economic necessity, a social influence or a vital educational experience.


Interdisciplinary Learning

jigsaw

Helping children to make connections across and between subjects.

Curriculum for excellence says:

The curriculum should include space for learning beyond subject boundaries, so that children and young people can make connections between different areas of learning.”

Each term in school, children are given opportunities to learn in this way. For example, children might be given the challenge of building a bird feeder for the garden. To accomplish this they need to draw on skills they have learned within different subject areas:
They will need to measure accurately – mathematics
They will need to build/join materials – technologies
They may consider decoration – art and design

Working in this way, allows children to see how the skills and knowledge they learn in the classroom relate to “real life”.

More information about education in Scotland can be found at:
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone/


How can I support at home?

Encourage your child to use the skills and knowledge they have learned in school at home, eg

• count something out for you
• measure something
• follow a recipe
• go to a club
• work out the cost of something
• write a thank you letter
• make up a game and teach a family member
• follow instructions to make something
• learn to play an instrument
• drawing/painting
• craft activities
• junk modelling
• write a story/book
• write to a local councillor about a community issue
• play sports
• build a den/hut in the garden
• grow a plant/vegetables
• learn to sew/knit
• read to a sibling/friend/teddy
• do a jigsaw
• play a board game
LIMIT computer games/screen time to no more than 1 hour a day and ensure they are age appropriate.
• do as many activities as you can from the home learning wall
• watch out for the term ahead letters so you can support with topics at home
• look at our website and your child’s class page for more information
These types of activities will help reinforce learning in school and improve your child’s concentration levels.

Check out: www.espresso.co.uk/online/ for lots of fun resources to help your child’s learning at home.


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