In Social Studies children learn about the world around them (locally and globally) and develop the understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to interpret it. Children are encouraged to make informed decisions about their own behaviour. Positive and caring attitudes are fostered using problem solving, decision making and practical action.
Children are encouraged to learn in a variety of ways; through explanation, enquiry, activity and discussion. They also learn in a variety of settings within and beyond the classroom. Social Studies also provides a context for and brings relevance to learning across the curriculum. Children are taught how to develop enquiry skills in researching, recording, planning and evaluating.
Our programmes of study are devised to ensure balance and progression throughout the school and to ensure an appropriate balance of knowledge and understanding and enquiry skills.
Educational visits are arranged, where appropriate, to support learning and teaching in Social Studies. Likewise members of the community and visiting specialists add practical and personal contributions to our many programmes of study.