Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

The Rainbow Room (3-5 Years)

A Curriculum for Excellence  is the Scottish curriculum which spans the ages 3 to 18.  It offers continuity to children's learning as the Curricular Areas remain the same throughout the child’s education and encourages them to learn life long skills.

There are 8 Curricular Areas which the children have opportunities to learn and develop within throughout the year.
They are:

Literacy & English
Numeracy & Science
Expressive Arts
Health & Wellbeing
Religious & Moral Education
Social Studies

The Four Capacities

It is our aim that the children who attend Gibshill Children’s Centre will  successfully develop within the Four Capacities of  Curriculum for Excellence and become Successful Learners,  Responsible Citizens, Confident Individuals and Effective Contributors.

More information about Curriculum for Excellence can be found by clicking on the Web Links on this page.

The Smillie Room (2-3 Years)

This well-planned and sensitively thought-out environment encourages children to explore and investigate at their own individual pace.

Staff observe and thereafter plan according to the individual child’s stage of development.
The national guidance, Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families supports and informs our staff in the delivery of the curriculum through the 4 Key Principles: Rights of the Child, Relationships, Responsive Care and Respect.

The experiences the children will be involved in are wide and varied and include:-

Water play, books and puzzles, playdough / tactile, outdoor play, sand play, physical, imaginative play, physical play, discovery play, creative, construction.

More information about Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families and under 3's can be found by clicking on the web links on this page.

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