Humanities is taught using first hand experiences; visits, visitors to school, artefacts, stories and outdoor learning on the school site. It is taught within a meaningful context that develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of their world. Links to local heritage will be embedded in the history and geography taught across the school. This will focus around opportunities for the pupils to go out into the local community to learn about its past, present and future and to play an active role in everyday life as well as developing a sense of belonging and a passion to protect and take care of their environment.
History is taught in Early Years as part of Knowledge and Understanding of the World and then in Key Stage 1 it forms a large focus of our termly project based learning. It is planned to support pupils in beginning to build up a map of key events in the past and an understanding of chronology. Our termly projects which are embedded at the heart of our history work helps our children to understand the history of their town and community. The cross curricular nature of the learning makes knowledge meaningful and easy to remember and the use of real artefacts, visitors to school and trips out to visit places of interest all support an engaging and exciting offer.
In history pupils will be taught about: