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. The social studies experiences and outcomes are structured under three main organisers, which are delivered through a series of topics from Nursery – P7.
- People, past events and societies
- People, place and environment
- People in society, economy and business
Educational visits are encouraged which link to these studies whenever possible, and the class teacher will base much of the teaching around these visits. It is important that the children attend and that consent forms giving permission to do so are returned to school in good time.
Parent helpers are vital to the organisation of educational visits and requests will be made for your services from time to time.
Links with our local community and local residents enrich studies of the Leith area. Outings are frequently organised to enhance class work, for instance local museums and galleries, theatres, outdoor centres and the Botanical Gardens.