Learning at this level is likely to be for children in P2, P3 or P4, but it can be earlier or later for some. It is the role of the teacher/facilitator to decide when a child or group should be learning at this level. The learning activities which follow relate to learning at this level. There are also some suggestions for additional resources and learning. When using any of the material posted here, please use the feedback form to share your experience of using it and any ideas for improvement.

Other key points about the learning activities here:

  • To support flexibility in delivery no timings are offered for the draft learning activities described here, the class/group may enjoy a lot of conversation or to spend time on related activities. In feedback, let us know whether this is helpful or not.
  • The Activity Plans are not a script, they are a suggested approach with some proposed activities to support teaching and learning. If you are a confident practitioner, you might dip in and out of the activities. If you feel you will benefit from more of a structure, then you can use what is suggested. This may depend on the topic. Use feedback to let us know how you approached the learning and whether the activity plan provided what you needed.
  • The content is organised by Curriculum for Excellence Level. As the teacher/facilitator decisions need to be made about when to introduce and deliver a topic. Within a Level you may want to re-visit content, we would like to know if the resource material will help you do that. In terms of progression across Levels this is supported by learning activities that address the same topic or theme and provide some balance of refreshing and building on learning – for example on topics like My Body or Friends and Friendship. Again, use feedback to let us know what is helpful and what could be better.
  • We are actively seeking more digital content. It is not always easy to get copyright permissions, but if you know of good films, animations etc. let us know.
  • To use the slides provided, first download/save as and then open from your download folder/desktop location.
  • While we do all we can to ensure content is accessible across Local Authorities, there may be local firewalls that block some weblinks.

Thank you for being part of this exciting year. We look forward to your feedback.


Information for parents and carers about learning at this level

Recommended books for your class/centre library

(1.1) My body

(1.2) Privacy

(1.3) Feelings and safety

(1.4) Similarity diversity and respect (V2)

(1.5) Friends and friendship

(1.6) My family

(1.7) People who help me and look after me

(1.8) Being online

(1.9) Looking after plants, animals and people

(1.10) The baby’s story


Experiences, Outcomes + Benchmarks

Click the link to download Curriculum for Excellence Experiences/Outcomes and Benchmarks for RSHP at First Level – FIRST LEVEL (Experiences Outcomes and Benchmarks)