Draft experiences and outcomes for literacy and English and literacy and Gàidhlig
The draft experiences and outcomes for literacy and English and literacy and Gàidhlig are now published on the Curriculum for Excellence website.
These documents have been designed to provide information for all staff in all education establishments on the context and scope of the draft outcomes; they also explain what schools and centres should do with the draft outcomes.
The first part of Mary Smiths presentation to Highland Science Teachers in Inverness on the Curriculum for Excellence Science Outcomes and the need for the profession to engage with the outcomes.
NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is offering free resources and prizes in its Making a Mint competition. Making a Mint is a botany and enterprise project for 7-14-year-olds from NESTA’s Future Innovators Team and Planet Science.
The competition, which closes on 6 July, will provide entrants with a free pack of mint seeds and will set teams the challenge of adding as much value to the grown plants as possible.
At the end of the competition, NESTA will look at the top 50 entries which have made the most money and award a prize to the most creative money-making scheme. Participants will also have the chance to win £1000 for their school in either Amazon or garden vouchers.
A new film about the Loch Ness Monster, based on a novel by popular children’s author Dick King-Smith, is released on 8 February. ‘The Water Horse’ is the story of a young boy’s relationship with the mysterious creature and his efforts to keep it safe from fearful and disbelieving adults. To coincide with the 8 February release of the movie ‘The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep’, Learning and Teaching Scotland, in association with Sony Pictures and Walden Media, has published a companion learning resource about Loch Ness on the Scotland’s Culture website.