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Humanities

Welcome to Humanities

 

Walker Primary school aims to inspire children's curiosity and fascination about the world's future as a result of it's present and past!

 

Geography

 

In Geography to give children a firm foundation in the knowledge of their local community, which leads to an understanding and empathy of the wider world and their place within it.

 

Throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, pupils are involved in investigating a variety of people, places and environments both locally, and further afield in the United Kingdom and also abroad. Geographical enquiry is undertaken inside and outside the classrooms and pupils are taught key skills such as; observing and recording, asking geographical questions, analysing evidence and drawing conclusions. Children are provided with opportunities to develop knowledge of globally significant places both terrestrial and marine, focusing of their characteristics through a range of topics. 

 

History

 

In History, is to ensure children develop critical thinking skills and have a genuine interest, enthusiasm and curiosity about history and how past events have shaped the world in which we live today and to become aware of how their actions can impact their futures.

 

Like geography, history is taught within specific cross curricular themes with clearly identified learning objectives. Pupils learn about the lives and lifestyles of people in the past, including those of significant men, women and children as well as events from the recent and more distant past in our own area, as well as further afield in Britain and across the wider world. Chronological understanding is central to an understanding of history and our expectation is that as pupils move into Key Stage 2 they will be expected to be able to place events, people and changes into correct periods of time as well as using dates and vocabulary appropriately and with accuracy.

 

Intent

Working together respectfully

Aspirational curriculum  

Love of learning

Knowledge and confidence for life

Everyone included in our community

Resilient, supportive and successful

 

 

Implementation

  • Knowledge and Skills taken from National Curriculum
  • Each skill broken down and layered for each year group
  • Knowledge and Skills ensure progression from year to year: each year builds on the last without unnecessary duplication
  • Greater depth skills encourage challenge for more able
  • Skills can be taught via different topics to allow for flexibility
  • British history topics taught chronologically in KS2 
  • Local community invited to explore different jobs
  • Local Area taught in KS1 and KS2 through mapping  
  • Local History taught in KS2

 

Impact

  • A clear coherent curriculum
  • Focused learning intentions taken from skills ensure lessons have a clear learning point
  • Pupils have some ownership over learning- encourages engagement
  • Flexible topics – interested pupils continue their learning outside in the local area
  • Promote transferable skills
  • Understanding of the Local area and Land Use

 

Curriculum Map

History Progression Skills 

Geography Progression Skills

Have fun mapping your road or local area!

Why are enquiry skills in history important?  

http://www.thinkinghistory.co.uk/ResourceBase/downloads/PH70Enquiry.pdf

Debating- Should we fight the Romans or befriend them?

Archeology- using enquiry skills to study Roman artefacts.

Using Maps, Geographical Skills and Fieldwork in P.E

Forest School at Lea Valley

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