Curriculum

National Curricular Guidelines

Wellington Junior School aims to provide a well-balanced, planned programme of teaching with learning tailored to each individual child. In doing so, we support every pupil in realising their full potential, helping them to become happy, confident, well-rounded individuals.

Through an active learning approach we seek to instill a passion for life-long learning by encouraging your child’s natural curiosity and providing him or her with valuable opportunities to progress their learning at their own pace, in an educationally stimulating environment.

In the Junior School, we use the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence 3-18 which involves pupils in active, inter-disciplinary and outdoor learning as well as consultation. This supports children in working towards Curriculum for Excellence’s four capacities:

  • Successful Learners
  • Confident Individuals
  • Effective Contributors
  • Responsible Citizens

There are 8 curricular areas with a strong emphasis placed upon Literacy, Numeracy and Health & Well-Being:

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Religious & Moral Education

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Expressive Arts

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Language
& Literacy

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Sciences

Care

Health
& Well-being

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Social Studies

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Mathematics
& Numeracy

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Technologies

Wellington Junior School views the indoors and outdoors as one integrated learning environment, starting from nursery. Pupils benefit greatly from opportunities to explore the world around them and are encouraged to participate in outdoors learning as a natural part of the school day.

Specialist Teaching

All pupils in the Junior School receive specialist teaching in PE and Music, with the addition of French for pupils from Primary 3 onwards, Art and ICT from Primary 4 onwards and Science from Primary 5 onwards. Specialist teaching enhances pupils learning experiences in the Junior School and prepares them for an easier transition into Senior School.

Additional Support for Learning

With parental agreement, a range of support services can be made available to assist children with additional support needs: to progress with their studies. Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians and Teachers for the visually and hearing impaired can be used to assist your child to learn in a way that best suits them.