Session Dates & School Hours 2016/17

Autumn Term
Pupils start Tuesday 16 August 2016
Last day of term Thursday 6 October 2016
Autumn Holidays Friday 7 October to Friday 14 October 2016 inclusive

Winter Term
Start Monday 17 October 2016
In service day Thursday 10 November 2016
In service day Friday 11 November 2016
Holiday Monday 28 November 2016 (St. Andrew’s Day holiday)
Last day of term Thursday 22 December 2016
Christmas Holidays Friday 23 December to Friday 6 January 2017 inclusive

Spring Term
Start Monday 9 January 2017
In service day Friday 10 February 2017
February Holidays Fri 10 February to Wednesday 15 February 2017 inclusive
Start Thursday 16 February 2017
Last day of term Friday 31 March 2017
April Holidays Monday 3 to Monday 17 April 2017 inclusive

Summer Term
Start Tuesday 18 April 2017
In service day Friday 28 April 2017
Holiday Monday 1 May 2017 (May Day holiday)
Last day of term Wednesday 28 June 2017

School Day Times

School – Monday – Thursday
08.45 – 10.25
10.25 – 10.40 – Break
10.40 – 12.20
12.20 – 13.15 – Lunch
13.15 – 15.25

Friday
08.45 – 10.25
10.25 – 10.40 – Break
10.40 – 11.50
11.50 – 12.40 – Lunch
12.40 – 12.50

Nursery – Monday – Friday
Morning Session :- 8.30 – 11.40
Afternoon Session:- 12.30 – 15.40

Curriculum for Excellence

We aim to provide a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum which is relevant to the needs of our pupils.

Curriculum for Excellence

e0a70f72bdae9885bfc32d7cd19a26a1We aim to provide a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum which is relevant to the needs of our pupils.

We will ensure that the principles of A Curriculum for Excellence – challenge and enjoyment; breadth; progression; depth; personalisation and choice; coherence and relevance underpin all of our curriculum developments.
The curriculum is made up of four key contexts for learning:
1 – The ethos and life of the school as a community, where:
A positive climate of respect and trust is established within the school based on the vision and shared values of the school
Children are encouraged to contribute to the life of the school to take on responsibilities.
2 – Experiences and outcomes through learning in the 8 curriculum areas:
Languages, Mathematics, Expressive Arts, Religious and Moral Education, Sciences, Social Studies, Technologies and Health and Wellbeing
3 – Interdisciplinary learning
Projects where children can apply skills, knowledge and understanding from more than one curriculum area to promote deeper understanding and relevance in their learning.
4 – Personal achievement
Opportunities to recognise and share achieve beyond the classroom
All of the above support the development of The Four Capacities to enable children to become:
Successful learners
Effective contributors
Responsible citizens
Confident individuals
The path most children are expected to follow through the levels reflects the stages of maturation of children and young people and the changing ways in which they engage with learning as they develop. Some children and young people will start learning at these levels earlier and others later, depending upon individual needs and aptitudes. The framework is designed to be flexible in order to permit careful planning for those with additional support needs, including those who, for example, have a learning difficulty and those who are particularly able or talented.
The Curriculum for Excellence framework is divided into levels:

Level
Stage
Early The pre-school years and P1, or later for some
First  To the end of P4, but earlier or later for some
Second To the end of P7, but earlier or later for some

Pupils from P1 to P7 will be taught across the different curricular areas using a variety of different approaches. We recognise the varied learning styles of our pupils and appreciate the need to provide a balanced and motivating curriculum.

Further information on the Curriculum for Excellence and how you can support your child’s education can be found at: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone

Priorsford Primary School

Priorsford Primary School is a Rights Respecting School...because every child in the world has one thing in common... their rights.

         

july, 2017

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