Curriculum for Excellence
Presented on Friday 25 February 2011
Celebrating the new Curriculum
Depute Head Oaklands School
Oaklands School, Edinburgh
- 53 children and young people 3 to 18 years of age
- Severe or profound learning difficulties
- Disabilities include:-
- Physical and motor impairment
- Sensory processing difficulties
- Autistic spectrum disorder
- Sets out values, purposes and principles for the curriculum.
- It aims to provide a flexible and enriched curriculum focused on the needs of children and young people.
- It is designed to develop the four capacities - effective contributors: successful learners: confident individuals and responsible citizens.
Planning for Thistle Thursday
- Decide curricular areas
- Staff choices
- Pupil choices
- Creating staff/pupil groups
- Activity planning sheets
Expressive Arts: Art
Footprints for a Scottish flag
- Expressive arts: Music and Dance
- Literacy and Communication: Drama
- Health and Wellbeing: Home economics - making traditional Scottish fare
- Health and Wellbeing : Highland Games'welly tossing'
- Were the activities meaningful for the pupils?
- Were the resources appropriate?
- Were the environments suitable for the activities and pupils taking part?
- What will be the next steps?
Pupils, parents and staff of Oaklands School
Maureen Mathieson, Headteacher Oaklands School