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Circle time skills in speaking and listening.

Social interaction through play.

Writing for and communicating with an audience.

Group drama work, reading and discussion of social issues in literature.

Stories to create awareness of a variety of life experiences, e.g. deafness.



Maths games for social interaction, taking turns and sharing.

Working in pairs and groups to gather information and solve problems.

Recognising maths skills as a tool for society.



Investigation in groups, sharing skills and expertise.

Science as a cooperative activity requiring communication and interaction.

Science related to issues in society, e.g. alcohol abuse.


Design Technology

Designing with others.

Using technology to benefit others, e.g. handicapped.



Working co-operatively.

Using data-handling skills to promote understanding of social issues.

Poster design for e-safety.



Exploring structures of society, including institutions, e.g. hospitals, hospices, work houses.

Looking at children past and present.

Understanding the influence of the past on the development of society today.



Local studies to raise awareness of different homes, communities and family groupings.

Local amenities: who are they for?

Human influence on the landscape/local economy.

Group fieldwork opportunities.



Art as a means of learning about people and society.

Group collage.




Taking part in performances.

Collaborative work and sharing resources.

Group singing and composition.


Religious Education

Knowing about and understanding the importance of family and traditions within religious faiths and social groups.

Study of ideas of community in humanism religions.

Researching charities and other religious and non-religious forms of social caring and responsibility.


Physical Education

Participation in traditional and creative dance and pair and group work in gymnastics.

Enjoyment of team games, showing co-operation, respect for others and their needs.


Modern Foreign Languages

Comparing lifestyles and attitudes.

Recognising similarities and differences between cultures, in terms of language use as well as social behaviour and issues.

The ability to communicate directly with someone who speaks a different language.