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Programmes of Study
5-14 Environmental Studies nine-year plan – Topic Grid

Primary 1   At school                   s Me and my family       l         Our local area          s      Toys                    l     Materials we use        l
             Major focus: social          Major focus: science            Equal focus: science          Major focus: technology      Major focus: science
                subjects                   Minor focus: social               and social subjects          Minor focus: science         Minor focus: technology
             Minor focus: technology        subjects                       Minor focus: technology
Primary 2   Transport                   l Day and night          s         Senses                  l      Our weather               s House and homes          s
             Major focus: social          Major focus: science            Equal focus: science          Major focus: social        Major focus: science
                subjects                                                      and technology                 subjects                  Minor focus: expressive
             Minor focus: science                                                                         Minor focus: science         arts
             Minor focus: technology
Primary 3   A local study               l   Things we eat          s Magnetism                        s Egyptians                   l   Light and sound         l
             Major focus: social            Major focus:            Major focus: science              Major focus: social            Major focus: social
                subjects                       technology                                                  subjects                        subjects
             Minor focus: technology        Minor focus: science                                                                       Minor focus: technology
             Minor focus: science
Primary 4   Vikings                     l   Water                  l       Scotland                   s Our bodies              l       Our community           l
             Major focus: social            Major focus: science          Major focus: social         Major focus: science           Major focus: social
                subjects                                                      subjects                   Minor focus: technology          subjects
                                                                                                                                         Minor focus: technology
Primary 5   Wallace and Bruce           l   Living things              l   Pollution and              s Electricity                 l   Portrait of Britain     l
                                                                           Conservation
               Major focus: social            Major focus: science          Major focus: science          Major focus: science        Major focus: social
                subjects                                                      Minor focus: social           Minor focus: technology      subjects
                                                                               subjects                                                  Minor focus: technology
Primary 6   Scotland in the time of     l   Coping with climate        l   Materials from our         l   Exploring space           l   Europe                  l
            Mary Queen of Scots                                            Planet
             Major focus: social              Major focus:                Major focus: science            Major focus: science         Major focus: social
               subjects                         technology                  Minor focus: social             Minor focus: technology       subjects
                                             Minor focus: social              subjects
                                                subjects
Primary 7   Mini-enterprise           l     Plants for wildlife    l       Getting about           s Japan                   l          WW2: Home Front           l
             Major focus: technology        Major focus: science          Major focus: science     Major focus: social               Major focus: social
             Minor focus: social            Minor focus: social           Minor focus: technology    subjects                          subjects
               subjects                         subjects                                              Minor focus: technology
5-14 Environmental studies nine year plan – Topic Grid

            History            Geography                 Modern Studies       Home Economics                Technical Evaluation    Science
Secondary    Lindow Man        Atlas/Map Skills         Living in a         Hygiene and safety           Graphic                Matter
    1        Vikings           Empty lands/               democracy            in food preparation           communication         Elements
             Scotland and        Weather                 Europe                and production                task – poster         Making and
                England         Farming/Weather          Law and order       Designing and make             production on safe       using materials
                                                                                 – information on food         use of facilities
                                                                                                                                     Life’s building
                                                                                 safety                      Craft and design          blocks
                                                                               Party food                     task – tangram
                                                                                                                                     Growing up
                                                                               Improving soft                 pictures – multi
                                                                                                               media production      Energy
                                                                                 furnishing –                                           changes
                                                                                 customising existing          of a well hanging
                                                                                                             Technological          Electricity
                                                                                 products
                                                                                                               studies task –        Light and
                                                                               Materials in fashion                                    Sound
                                                                                                               simple electrical
                                                                                                               control problem       Forces
                                                                                                               solving using kits
Secondary      American          Home area                Diversity and       Nutrition and the          Craft and design         Our
    2           West (1850 –      Earth forces              discrimination       Scottish Diet Action         task – something         environment
                1900)             Rich world, poor         The media            Plan – investigate           for my room             Food from
               Industrial         world                    Divided world        and plan for specific      Graphic                   plants
                Revolution                                                        groups                       communication           Populations
               WW2:                                                             Convenience foods –          task – advertising      Microorganisms
                                                                                  investigate labelling,       and packaging
                Democracy                                                                                                              Heat
                and                                                               advertising,               Technological            Energy
                Dictatorship                                                      packaging, compare           studies task –
                                                                                  products                                              resources
                                                                                                               alarms
                                                                                                                                      Investigating
                                                                                  Food products for          Integrated project        space
                                                                                  specific groups              – fashion show
                                                                                 Fabric and clothes –                                 Changing
                                                                                  types, care, labelling,                               materials
                                                                                  advertising, compare                                 Acids and
                                                                                  products, CAD-CAM                                     alkalis
                                                                                  for design and make                                  Electronics
                                                                                 Integrated project –
                                                                                  fashion show
                                5-14 Environmental Studies: Social Subjects

                                           Programmes of Study

Stage       Topic                   Link to People in Society            Major Focus:   Specific Aspect

Primary 1   At School               Rules, rights and responsibilities   Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                        People in Place

Primary 2   Transport               People and needs                     Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                        People in the Past

Primary 3   A Local Study           Conflict and decision making         Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                        People in Place

            Ancient Egyptians       Rules, rights and responsibilities                  Social Subjects
                                                                         Major Focus:
                                                                                        People in the Past
Stage       Topic              Link to People in Society            Major Focus:   Specific Aspect

Primary 4   Vikings            Conflict and decision making         Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                   People in the Past

            Scotland           People and needs                     Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                   People in Place

            Our Community                                           Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                   People in Society

Primary 5   Wallace and        Conflict and decision making         Major Focus:   Social Subjects
            Bruce                                                                  People in the Past

            Portrait of        People and needs                     Major Focus:   Social Subjects
            Britain                                                                People in Place

Primary 6   Mary Queen of      Rules, rights and responsibilities                  Social Subjects
                                                                    Major Focus:
            Scots                                                                  People in the Past

            Europe             Conflict and decision making                        Social Subjects
                                                                    Major Focus:
                                                                                   People in Place

Primary 7   Japan              People and needs                                    Social Subjects
                                                                    Major Focus:
                                                                                   People in Place

            WW2 – Home Front   Conflict and decision making         Major Focus:
                                                                                   Social Subjects
Stage               Topic                     Link to People in Society      Major Focus:   Specific Aspect

S1                  Law & Order                                                             Social Subjects
                                                                             Major Focus:
                                                                                            People in Society



Composite Classes

P1 - 3              People Who Help Us                                       Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                            People in Society

                    Grandparents              People and needs               Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                            People in the Past

                    Our Village               People and needs               Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                            People and Place

P4 - 5              Romans                    Conflict and decision making   Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                            People in the Past
                    Journey around Scotland   People and needs               Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                            People and Place

                    Emergency Services                                       Major Focus:   Social Subjects
                                                                                            People in Society
Stage                         Topic                          Link to People in Society            Major Focus:   Specific Aspect

P6-7                          Victorians                     Rules, rights and responsibilities                  Social Subjects
                                                                                                  Major Focus:
                                                                                                                 People in Society

                              Rainforest                     People and needs                                    Social Subjects
                                                                                                  Major Focus:
                                                                                                                 People and Place

                              Australia                      Rules, rights and responsibilities                  Social Subjects
                                                                                                  Major Focus:
                                                                                                                 People and Place



Multi-Stage Composite

                              China                          People and needs                                    Social Subjects
                                                                                                  Major Focus:
                                                                                                                 People and Place



Cross-Curricular Topics
The plans noted below include links to other curricular areas.

       P1     At School

       P3     Ancient Egyptians

       P7    Japan

       P4/5 The Romans

       P6/7 Australia

       P4-7 China

				
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