To help make learning relevant, Curriculum for Excellence promotes skills for:
- Learning – thinking skills which will encourage the deep learning learners can apply in real-life and relevant situations.
- Life – core skills required to enable learners to make meaningful contributions to their own lives and the wider society.
- Work – skills identified in the Scottish Government’s lifelong skills strategy which are valued highly by employers and are key to success in the world of work.
At the beginning of each month (starting from October), the children will bring home their Skills’ Diary. We hope you enjoy talking with your child about their learning.
This term we are learning about –
In Health and Wellbeing, the children will be finding out about the emergency services
We will be continuing our work for the Levenseat Award
If you have any information or can help us in our topics, please let the school know!
In Maths, we will be continuing our Number and Numeracy.
In Language, we will continue to use the North Lanarkshire literacy ideas. We are now have a spelling test each week. We are also developing our literacy by focusing on talking and listening activities across learning and using different reading skills such as scanning and skimming, making predictions, metallinguistics and determining the importance.
An important focus of Curriculum for Excellence is pupils being responsible for their own learning and setting targets. At Auchengray Primary School, our children reflect on their learning in a variety of ways through group discussions, conversations with the teacher and other adults at the school and through peer and self-assessment. At Auchengray Primary School, we are developing setting targets in Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing.
Greater ownership of personal learning leads to confidence and a sense of success through achievement.
Across learning, children will make progress by developing their learning and thinking skills. The development of thinking skills is central to Curriculum for Excellence.
These transferable skills will equip pupils for the world of further and higher education, for work and for life.
We love to celebrate achievements at Auchengray Primary and are especially interested in what our children do out of school.
So congratulations to –
Gaby came second in a 4km race
Ben won a medal and a trophy when he came 3rd in some Moto Cross events
Noah can now swim 10m
Gaby won short course Fiddlers Trophy
Hayden took part in the Isle of Skye 1km fun run
Gaby and Hayden took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Leila scored maximum points in her tap grading
Gaby has now completed a half marathon worth of Park Runs
Gaby has earned certificates for horse care
Gaby took part in the Millport 10 mile run whilst also raising money for Breast Friends
Annabel has been making some fantastic cakes by herself
Ben took part in his first Moto Cross competition and came back with a medal
Ben and Isaac have now joined Beavers
Robyn has gained her First Aid badge at Cubs
Allana graduated Mermaid Academy
Leila won 4 medals at the Larkhall dancing competition
Leila has now passed her Bronze test for Scottish National and Highland dancing
Gaby took part in the Jingle Bell run
Allana and Sarh gained highly commended certificates from the SLC Road Safety calendar competition
Hayden - Boxing Warrior of the Week
Leila won 5 medals at the Ravenscraig dancing competition
Ewan has now achieved the Chief Scout Bronze Award
Ewan has gained even more badges at Beavers
Leila now has her Swim Skills 4 Award
Ewan has now joined Forth football club and has played in his first tournament
Ewan has gained more Beaver badges
Diarmad and Ruairidh - growing a magnificent tomato plant
Hayden - running the Loch Ness 1km run
Allana, Robyn, Robert and Rowan - attending The Howling Cub Camp
Rowan - who has now taken part in her first pony club activity
Leila - winning medals at a competition in Castlemilk
Leila - gained her Swim Skills 3 Award
Gaby - finished 4th female in Lanark Trail festival
Leila - winning medals and trophy at Carnwath Show
Allana and Isaac both won shields at the Flower Show
Leila, Ruairidh and Diarmad - taking part in the summer library reading challenge