J1 - J4
Pupils at J1-4 are given opportunities to experience active learning and up-to-date teaching methods combined with traditional values. In doing so, we aim to develop confident, successful and responsible children who are able to reflect on their learning experience.
Our curriculum is based on the outcomes from the Curriculum for Excellence at the Early and First Levels. We have developed a progressive and comprehensive scheme of work which places importance on the teaching of Literacy and Numeracy skills. Phonics, Reading, Writing, Numeracy and Mathematics are the core priorities for our Department.
The pupils have opportunities to develop these skills through specific and focussed lessons as well as a range of cross curricular topics, including Weather, The Romans, Scotland, Percy the Park Keeper, Fairyland and Hamilton’s Community. ICT skills are taught explicitly and are used to support learning in other areas of the curriculum.
Parents have the opportunity to be involved in their child’s learning experience through volunteering to help at our Active Start and Action Stations session in J1 and J2.
Our transition programme enables the Kindergarten children, and children from other nurseries to become familiar with the school, the staff and our routines prior to beginning school. This has proved successful and popular with our parents over a number of years and we are confident that the children are prepared and relaxed when they come to school in J1.