National and local guidance places the expectations on all schools to deliver Curriculum for Excellence(CfE).
This expectation includes the following: intended learning, anticipated stages for intended learning, capacities children should develop, contexts to be used for learning and the manner in which teachers should design learning opportunities for children in their class.
Our school improvement plan for session 2016 – 17 includes reviewing and developing our current Social Studies curriculum.
The Social Studies curriculum we aspire to provide our pupils will include learning in the following organisers: People, past events and societies, People, place and environment and People, society, economy and business.
As a school, we understand that all our pupils are individuals who learn differently and, as a result, respond to a range of methods of teaching.
The intended learning in Social Studies is outlined in the experiences and outcomes documents that can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
The anticipated stages for intended learning are as follows:
Early Level – Nursery and Primary 1; but later for some.
First Level – Primary 2, 3 and 4: but earlier or later for some.
Second Level – Primary 5, 6 or 7; but earlier or later for some.
Delivery of the experiences and outcomes should enable all children to develop certain capacities in accordance with their own personal interests, strengths and needs. The capacities we aim for all of our children to develop are: successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
Teaching staff use the experiences and outcomes in Social Studies to develop and deliver programmes of work using the following seven design principles: breadth, challenge and enjoyment, coherence, depth, personalisation and choice, progression and relevance.
Our pupils experience learning activities in Social Studies through a variety of different contexts. These contexts are:discrete curricular areas, interdisciplinary learning, ethos and life of the school and opportunities for wider achievement.