In the Star Room we use the ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ for all aspects of curriculum planning and aim for all our children to become successful learners, conﬁdent individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
There are 8 curricular areas that staff incorporate into their plans to ensure the children experience a balanced curriculum:
Literacy and English
The children have the opportunity to listen to rhymes and stories, take part in group discussions at ‘together time‘, read books and recognise words, use a variety of tools for mark making, and experience emergent writing through imaginary situations.
Numeracy and mathematics
Throughout the playroom the children have the opportunity to experiment with numbers. Staff offer appropriate challenging activities that include opportunities to count, sort, measure, use large numbers, recognise and write numerals, use money and understand time sequences.
Health and well being
The children are learning about healthy living and emotional, social and physical well-being. We actively promote sharing and being kind to others, following our ‘golden rules’, independence skills and making choices and decisions. The children have opportunities for fresh air and exercise outdoors on a daily basis.
The children are encouraged to express themselves in different ways and be creative through art and design, drama, dance and music and singing.
Religious and moral education
By celebrating a variety of festivals and traditions we enable the children to learn about religions, cultures, values and beliefs and the diversity of our society.
Through day to day experiences and topical activities, the children can learn about their environment, living things, senses and develop investigative techniques.
The children are developing their understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland. Also, we aim to broaden the children's understanding of people and places in the past and present. The children are encouraged to participate in enterprising activities to prepare them for the world of work in future years.
The children have access to a variety of ICT equipment to enhance their learning and problem solving skills. They also take part in recycling activities as part of our ongoing ECO work.