The Nursery Curriculum

Bringing learning to life and life to learning Curriculum for Excellence has now been introduced across Scotland for all 3-18 year olds – wherever they learn. It aims to raise standards and prepare our children for a future they do not yet know and equip them for the jobs of tomorrow in a fast changing world. Curriculum for excellence will be fully implemented by 2016.

It is our aim in ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Twechar Nursery Class to ensure that each child has access to a relevant, broad and balanced pre-five curriculum.

We are implementing A Curriculum for Excellence which establishes clear values, purposes and principles for education from 3 to 18 in Scotland.

It aims to enable children and young people to develop their capabilities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Active learning is seen as an appropriate way for children to develop vital skills and knowledge and a positive attitude to learning.

 “Active learning in the early years can support children’s development of the four capacities in many ways. For example, they can develop as:

  • Successful learners through using their imagination and creativity, tackling new experiences and learning from them, and developing important skills including literacy and numeracy through exploring and investigating while following their own interests
  • Confident individuals through succeeding in their activities, having the satisfaction of a task accomplished, learning about bouncing back from setbacks, and dealing safely with risk
  • Responsible citizens through encountering different ways of seeing the world, learning to share and give and take, learning to respect themselves and others, and taking part in making decisions
  • Effective contributors through playing together in leading or supporting roles, tackling problems, extending communication skills, taking part in sustained talking and thinking, and respecting the opinions of others.”

(A Curriculum for Excellence, Building the Curriculum 2 – Scottish Government 2007)

Click on the link below to find out more about Curriculum for Excellence.

Curriculum for Excellence