The curriculum describes everything which is learned and taught in school. The curriculum is balanced to allow a child to develop his/her full potential, both educationally and socially.
The main areas of the curriculum are English Language, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Personal, Social and Health Education, Expressive Arts, Religious and Moral Education and Modern Languages.
All of the teaching in Muirtown Primary follows the Scottish 5 – 14 Guidelines.
As many of the parents who are reading this booklet for the first time will be parents of future primary 1 children we have decided to include some information about education at the early stages.
The main aim of the school's induction programme for entrants is to ensure an easy, trouble~free and happy transition from home to School.
The children who have attended the Nursery Class in Muirtown Primary School will have become familiar with the School and will already feel secure in its environment. In the term prior to your child entering primary 1 opportunities will be given for you to attend informal workshops where you will be given an insight into the various activities which take place in the infant classroom.
Much of the work in the infant classroom is achieved through the child being given a wide array of practical experiences. The infant classroom is often an area full of bustling activity. When your child comes home during these first crucial weeks ask him/her about what he/she has been doing. Perhaps more than at any time in your child's school career his/her attitude will be influenced by your attitude. Share with your child his/her experiences and remember - never hesitate to approach the School if there is anything we can clarify or help with.
At Early Stages, Classroom Assistants support the promotion of effective learning and teaching under the direction and supervision of teachers.