The study of Humanities aims encourages the children to have an awareness of time and place. In KS 1 activities mainly concentrate on the local environment, family life and famous events and people from long ago. This may include a school visit or in the case of a local study, walks out in the area to explore the environment. A variety of skills are explored, looking at artefacts, investigating historical evidence to discover how people used to live, and researching information. In KS 2 activities widen from the local to national and worldwide localities
We are currently developing these areas of the curriculum to be in line with the aims of the new National Curriculum.
In Geography we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- develop a knowledge of significant places in the world including their defining physical and human characteristics
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyze and communicate a range of data
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems.
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, tables, graphs and writing at length