Social Studies

Through social studies, children and young people develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values in different times, places and circumstances. They also develop their understanding of their environment and of how it has been shaped. As children progress throughout P1-P7 their experiences will be broadened using Scottish, British, European and wider contexts for learning while maintaining a focus on the historical, social, geographic, economic and political changes that shaped Scotland.  Children will also learn about human achievements and how to make sense of changes in society, of conflicts and of environmental issues.

Social Studies / Teachers

Social Studies is divided into three organisers which children are taught at all levels:

  • People, past events and societies
  • People, place and environment
  • People in society, economy and business

At St James’ children are encouraged to be actively involved in the development of their own community. Therefore, there is a strong focus on our community, Renfrewshire. We have many partnership links within our community which is beneficial in supporting our learning around a range of various topics.

Teachers ensure contexts for learning are very motivating and engaging for our children.  However, contexts for learning may change and develop from year to year as children are involved with planning their topic and teachers plan responsively.

For further information on the principles and practices of Social Studies visit the Education Scotland website.

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