Welcome to Humanities
Walker Primary school aims to inspire children's curiosity and fascination about the world's future as a result of its present and past!
In Geography we 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, 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.
In History, we 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. 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.
Working together respectfully
Love of learning
Knowledge and confidence for life
Everyone included in our community
Resilient, supportive and successful
- 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
- 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
Walker School Celebrates
Diversity and Equality in October
What is Black History Month?
Activities you can do to celebrate Black culture and Black history!
Powerful Black Women
Using the link below and internet read about the 6 women and what they did to change the world. When you have done that, choose one of the women and research further into their history. Can you document your learning about the person you chose? You could make a poster, power-point or even a book about them.
Use the resources available on the webpage to learn about Kente Cloth. What is it used for? What do the colours represent? When you have done this you can use the sheets available to create your own Kente cloth pattern. Think carefully about the colours you choose and what they represent.
Extra challenge: Can you design a garment using Kente cloth patterns?
A letter of thanks
Write a letter of thanks to the woman you chose to research and learn about. How have they changed the world? What did they achieve and how has that helped people today? Have they had an impact on your life? If so, how?
African dance lessons
Use the Youtube link to learn some African dance moves! When you have mastered the dance, why don’t you perform this to your family or friends?
The Windrush UKS2
Use the resources available to help you to learn about The Windrush.
When you have done this, can you draw a picture of The Windrush?
Jamaican banana muffins recipe
Let’s get baking! Can you follow the recipe below to make these delicious Jamaican banana muffins? Send your results to your teacher!
Learn about the Ndebele people. Where do they live? What do they wear? How do they live? What do they eat? What similarities and differences can you see in their lifestyle compared to your own?
See the Ndebele Art resource to learn more about the colours and patterns used. Can you create your own piece of Ndebele art?