In line with government recommendations, the Curriculum is divided into 7 main areas:
EXPRESSIVE ARTS – Ealain Faireachail: including Art & Design, Music, Drama and Physical Eduation.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES – Foghlam Arainneachd: including Social Subjects (History, Geography), Science and Technology.
RELIGIOUS AND MORAL EDUCATION- Foghlam Crabhaigh’s Moraltach
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
ICT- Obair-Coimpiutaireachd: this is embedded in the main areas of the curriculum and is also taught as a discrete subject to ensure progression and continuity in the acquisition of ICTskills
This 5 - 14 Programme has been designed to help schools to
J plan what to teach at each stage
J decide how much time to give to each subject
J improve methods of assessment
J assist in keeping records of pupil progress
J communicate more easily with parents
J ease the transition to S1 in Secondary School
J As in previous years ASSESSMENT will be carried out by a variety of methods:
J day to day observation by the teacher
J marking of class work
J testing of a particular area (including National Testing)
J specific strategies and approaches as appropriate
Levels at which pupils are expected to work are detailed below.
Tables for EM pupils in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and for GM pupils in Mathematics only:
LEVEL A Should be attainable in the course of P1 -3 by almost all pupils.
LEVEL B Should be attainable by some pupils in P3 or even earlier, but certainly by
most in P4.
LEVEL C Should be attainable in the course of P4 -6 by most pupils.
LEVEL D Should be attainable by some pupils in P5 -6, but certainly by most in P7.
LEVEL E Should be attainable by some pupils in P7 -S1, but certainly by most in S2.
Tables for GM pupils for GM reading/writing:
LEVEL A Should be attainable by December in P3 by almost all pupils
LEVEL B Should be attainable by December in P4 by almost all pupils.
LEVEL C Should be attainable by December in P6 by almost all pupils.
LEVEL D Should be attainable by December in P7 by almost all pupils.
For GM pupils in English Reading and Writing, Level D should be attainable by the end of P7 for almost all pupils. National Tests will be carried out as and when deemed appropriate by the class teacher.
Annual reports are issued in late April or early May. Parents meetings are held the week following distribution of reports and earlier in the session, usually November.