Curriculum Working Group Minutes

Parents’ Curriculum Meeting 1

5th February 2018

Present: Mrs Halliday, Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Marshall

Meeting took place in the staffroom with tea/ coffee and biscuits and was an informal chat about contexts for learning using the Glenfarg area as a focus.

 

  1. What would parents like the children to learn about in the local area?

We discussed the different areas that could be covered throughout the seven years of our children’s education at Arngask.

We came up with:

The railway

River Farg

Farming / other uses of surrounding area

Buildings- history of them and the changes in use

Arngask Church and graveyard

Motorway/ changes in transport

Windfarm

As mentioned, this was by no means the end as we were not really local to the area and are sure there are other things that could be raised.

  1. We looked at how the class teacher present their planning with the children about the context for learning, which the children are heavily involved with and Mrs Marshall explained a little bit about how this works in each class.

See pictures below

  1. Where can we access information for learning linked with Glenfarg-

Thought there might be a ‘historical society’?

Mr McPherson who is the session clerk of the Parish Church is a great source of information and has been involved with the school before

Also David Meldrum who is linked with LLCC library.

 

We need more information/ ideas/ support so we thought we could put out a sandwich board at the gates of the school to remind parents when meetings are on….

Mrs Halliday will put up a flyer in the shop also to encourage support.

Can you please email Arngask@pkc.gov.uk under the heading Curriculum meeting with when it would best suit you to come into school ( times and days) to continue our work on this exciting project which will benefit our children.

Thank you for your support.