Humanities

 

History and Geography

We want to inspire our children to look at the world and its people with curiosity, encouraging them to reflect upon its diversity.  We want them to consider their place within the world in respect of their own identity and the challenges of their time. 

We want them to ‘get out and about’ as much as possible to build their geographical skills and knowledge about the Earth’s features and develop a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.  As our children progress through school, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

People’s lives can be complex and we want our children to understand that; how things can change, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups.   We want our children to be intrigued about Britain’s past and that of the wider world so that they are eager to know and find out more.   Through teaching in history, we will create learning opportunities so that they ask probing questions, thinking critically about the evidence before them and prepare arguments based on their perspectives and judgements.