The children will gradually gain knowledge of themselves, their environment, and of their place in the wider world through a planned study of these subjects. Plans for each subject are designed to ensure continuity and progression for each child at his or her own level of skill and understanding. For the youngest children plans will include a programme of visits on or adjacent to the Island where the children’s learning will start from first-hand experience.
As the children progress through the school visits further a field will form part of their study and the pupils will begin to use other sources of information to develop their learning. Much of the work will involve investigation and enquiry and is designed to stimulate children’s ability to think through a problem and anticipate outcomes, both individually and in co-operation with others in a group. A good supply of books, audio- visual and ICT resources are available and all pupils will be taught to use these essential tools in their learning.