Humanities

History and Geography are taught under the umbrella of Humanities with the knowledge and key skills learned in context through the medium of the varied and exciting projects the pupils undertake on a termly basis.

Central to the decision behind teaching History and Geography as an integrated subject  is the desire to contextualise learning and encourage pupils how to think analytically, creatively and critically. Most historic events can be placed in a geographic context, and, as so much of geographic study involves questions of human activity, these can also be examined through a historical framework. The study of Humanities provoke pupils to ask questions about their relationship with the environment and the local area and with other people around the globe. Pupils achieve this by looking at and comparing actions in the past and at the state of our society today. Such questions, and the varying interpretations of their answers, play an important role in the spiritual, moral and cultural development of our pupils.

The curriculum is brought to life through ‘hands-on’ experiences such as dramatic re-enactments of historical events or visits from Roman, Viking or Tudor specialists.  We hold regular lively historical debates, discussions and quizzes, and pupils carry out their own research at every opportunity. Furthermore, interwoven into the study of Humanities, are skills in Art, Computing and Design and Technology.

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