In the Junior School the core skills of Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing permeate all that children learn. The Junior School children broadly follow the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence which includes Mathematics, English Language, RME, Social Studies and Health and Wellbeing. Specialist teaching is provided in Art, Drama, French, Music, Physical Education and Science with the core curriculum, so a Primary 7 class may be studying Music, Creative Writing and History all related to a theme which they can examine in depth and grow to understand. A cross curricular approach is adopted between subject areas to strengthen learning and much work is done orally concentrating on higher order thinking skills. Digital skills are embedded across the curriculum and children are taught in state-of-the art classrooms.
Our children also participate in a wide and varied programme of Physical Education including athletics, basketball, cricket, dance, fitness, gymnastics, hockey, rugby, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
Junior School attainment in Literacy and Numeracy is outstanding and significantly above the national average with almost all children exceeding national averages. Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education highlighted that “Overall children are able to read to a very high standard and use this well to support their learning across the curriculum.”
Across the school staff ensure we meet the needs of all our children. This may be with the guidance of our Support for Learning or Enhancement Teacher.
Eliza, current parent