Primary 5c getting to grips with chopsticks as part of their China topic!
Primary 7 visited the Scottish Parliament and the National Museum of Scotland. They learned about how the Parliament was formed and visited the debating chamber where many of the decisions that help to form Scottish law are made. At the National Museum of Scotland they learned about the history of Scotland and other ancient civilisations. They took part actively in a range of science experiments from the natural world to space and technology.
Primary 4 recently enjoyed a trip to the original home of Our Lady of the Missions, Holmwood House in Cathcart. The children didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits as they took part in a variety of outdoor learning activities! Great fun was had by all!
Learning in the social studies will enable children to:
- develop their understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of their local and national heritage within the world
- broaden their understanding of the world by learning about human activities and achievements in the past and present
- develop their understanding of their own values, beliefs and cultures and those of others
- develop their understanding of the principles of democracy and citizenship through experiences of critical and independent thinking
- explore and evaluate different types of sources and evidence
- learn how to locate, explore and link periods, people and events in time and place
- learn how to locate, explore and link features and places locally and further afield
- engage in activities which encourage enterprising attitudes
- develop an understanding of concepts that stimulate enterprise and influence business
- establish firm foundations for lifelong learning and for further specialised study and careers.Social Studies is essentially concerned with, “the study of how people live and adapt to their environments in different places and at different times.” A further aim is to assist in acquiring knowledge and skills which will help them to make sense of their own and other environments. This approach to learning and teaching is achieved through active learning, problem solving, finding and recording and reporting information.