Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2021

Learning which reflects the principles of Curriculum for Excellence

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What is this?

The following examples of practice have been gathered from schools as part of the national overview. They focus on the entitlement of children and young people to learning which reflects the principles of Curriculum for Excellence, allowing learners to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes in a variety of relevant contexts and across curriculum areas.

Who is this for?

All practitioners.

1. Learning opportunities which reflect the principles of Curriculum for Excellence, allowing learners to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes in a variety of relevant contexts and across curriculum areas

Examples from national overviews of practice

Staff at Hill of Banchory Primary School, in Aberdeenshire, plan remote learning opportunities across the curriculum and have shared an example of their approach to planning and their learning grid.

Powerpoint presentation: Hill of Banchory Primary School, Aberdeenshire (1.3 MB)

At Our Lady of Loretto Primary School in West Dunbartonshire, staff and parents work together to ensure a broad curriculum offer. A sample of a weekly learning grid is provided.

Powerpoint presentation: Our Lady of Loretto Primary School, West Dunbartonshire (139 KB)

At Braco Primary School in Perth and Kinross children’s remote learning is enhanced by learning outdoors and in the expressive arts.

Powerpoint presentation: Outdoor learning and expressive arts, Braco Primary School, Perth and Kinross Council (879 KB)

The children at Dyce Primary in Aberdeen City Council have been learning across the four contexts of the curriculum.

Powerpoint presentation: Learning across the four contexts, Dyce Primary School, Aberdeen City Council (755 KB)

Music teacher at Bell’s Brae Primary in Shetland responds to current interests in sea shanties and music with a resulting increases in family learning.

Powerpoint presentation: Visiting specialist, Shetland Islands Council (large file 15 MB )

St Stephen’s Primary in Perth and Kinross have shared what is working well in their wider curriculum offer and transition planning.

Powerpoint presentation: Wider curriculum learning and transition, St Stephen's Primary, Perth and Kinross Council (2 MB)

Burnbrae Early in Midllothian Council have shared examples of their early learning and childcare remote learning offer.

Powerpoint presentation: Burnbrae Early, Midlothian Council (518 KB)