Social Studies

Our teachers choose topics for our children to learn through, depending on contexts which they think the children will be interested in and enjoy. We also use a cyclical plan based on a 3-4 year cycle to ensure that the same topics aren’t repeated. We aim to make the children aware of their immediate environment and progressively of the wider world and to appreciate their own heritage and that of other cultures. We link pupil learning in with the skills they will need for life, learning and work. Last year we participated in a local ‘Dragon’s Den’ event, where pupils pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges. At the start of each topic, the teachers lead a ‘brain storming’ session with the children, during which they ask them what they would like to learn about within that topic, which often proves very interesting! They revisit this at the end of the topic to evaluate what they have learned.

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