Social Studies

Social studies are mostly taught through a topic or Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL) approach. Skills such as observation and recording of data are given a real context.  There will be opportunities for developing language skills by using reference books, the internet and using this information to write reports.  Projects will be selected that will engage the interest of the children, help them to gain an understanding of our world and give them a balance of the core subjects within social studies.  As they mature, our children’s experiences will be broadened using Scottish, British, European and wider contexts for learning.  Trips are often an integral part of IDL work.