Learning in health and wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding, skills and capabilities which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing. Children will:
Experience personal achievement and build resilience and confidence
Understand and develop physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and social skills
Understand how what they eat, how active they are and how decisions they make affect physical and mental wellbeing
Participate in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle
Understand that adults in the school community have a responsibility to look after them, listen to concerns and involve others where necessary.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Activities under this heading are designed to encourage creative and critical thinking skills. STEM subjects push the limits of the modern world and are central to many of the exciting developments we see around us. The skills and knowledge related to STEM subjects are also highly sought after by businesses and employers in the modern world.
Have a go at some of our STEM challenge activities - click on the PDF attachments to find out more! The numbered cards are an easy way to start.
The 2 STEM packs also contain more information and activity ideas - Good Luck!
BBC has free online resources to support the teaching of Music. These are divided in to Key Stage 1 (First Level) for P1-4 and Key Stage 2 (Second Level) for P5-7. There are lots of great lessons and videos:
Learning through Technologies helps pupils to develop are range of lifelong skills. These include: skills in collaborating, critical thinking, awareness of internet safety and skills in using a range of online programmes.
Physical education provides learners with a platform from which they can improve aspects of fitness and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.
Children who learn to play outdoors are much more likely to continue to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, running and cycling as they get older. Given the number of gadgets and new technology available to us all, outdoor play is an extremely important factor in combatting an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Please look at the following documents to give you some ideas for learning and activities outdoors.
Play underpins the curriculum at early years. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills. For most children their play is natural and spontaneous although some children may need extra help from adults.
Try some of our ideas and challenges which you can do using simple household items!