At Greenbank we believe that the learning environment is the main teacher. We set up many creative and interactive spaces that appeal to the interests of individual children and support their learning and development.
The play activities we provide are aimed at the following areas of children’s development and learning identified in the early level of the Curriculum for Excellence:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Literacy and English
- Social Studies
- Expressive Arts
- Religious and Moral Education
The Curriculum for Excellence’s underpinning values are wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity with the child at the centre of learning.
The purpose of the curriculum is to enable the child to develop in four capacities becoming-
- Successful Learners
- Confident Individuals
- Responsible Citizens
- Effective Contributors
The curriculum is inclusive and a stimulus for personal achievement. By providing enjoyment, depth and challenge through activities children experience a broadening of their world and encouragement towards informed and responsible citizenship.
The experiences and outcomes in the range of curriculum areas build in relevant attributes and capabilities which support the development of the four capacities.
We also use ‘Realising the Ambition’. This early years guidance highlights the importance of experiences, interactions and spaces. It focusses on the importance of play with an emphasis on wellbeing, movement and promoting confidence, creativity and curiosity.
For further information about the curriculum please feel free to speak to a key worker, see our own curriculum policies or visit Education Scotland’s site for more information.
Our Staff will be glad to talk to you about what your child is learning in the centre, both informally and formally. We recognise the value of working with you to contribute to all that you are already doing to give your child the best possible start in life.