Glasgow City Council Welcome to Dunard Primary School & Nursery Class

Programmes of Education - Learning to Learn

Programmes of Education

The curriculum, or what we plan for our pupils to learn, is carefully structured to ensure progression and continuity across a broad and balanced range of subject areas.

It is important therefore that curriculum delivery enables our pupils to see the links between various curricular areas, and how learning in school links to real life and assists them to become active citizens in a modern Scotland. We will aim to develop our children as lifelong learners, by teaching them a range of ‘learning skills’ and encouraging the continuation of learning beyond the classroom.

Knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities across all curricular areas will be developed progressively, across a range of learning experiences and outcomes, and delivered in interdisciplinary contexts and/or discretely, as most relevant and appropriate to children’s needs.
The curriculum offers breadth and balance in the teaching and learning of 8 principle areas of learning:
  • Numeracy and Maths
  • Literacy and English
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Active Citizenship (including Religious and Moral Education)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Technologies

 Curriculum for Excellence Study Levels are as follows:

Curriculum for Excellence Study Level Stage
Early The pre-school years and P1
First Primary 2, 3 and 4 (with increasing depth)
Second Primary 5, 6 and 7 (with increasing depth)
Third and Fourth S1 to S3 (The fourth level broadly equates to SCQF level 4)
Senior Phase S4 - S6 and college or other means of study

Further information about the curriculum can be found at:


Learning to Learn New Skills
A key capacity for success in the modern world will be the ability to learn throughout life. In a world where knowledge will become outdated at an increasing rate, it will be essential to know HOW to learn new skills, abilities and knowledge.
Consequently, at Dunard, all children, from P1-7, will be taught a wide range of strategies and skills on how to learn. Many of these will be subject specific, while others will be common to learning generally. This will be in line with Glasgow City Councils’ Learning and teaching policy on active, cooperative and cognitive learning.
Curriculum for Excellence: Learning progression from 3 – 18
Full details of the experiences and outcomes across all curricular areas can be found on