The study of history and geography in our school is about inspiring a curiosity in pupils that means they ask questions about the past and the world around them. We want children to be able to develop their skills and knowledge in a way that allows them to think critically, study evidence, ask perceptive questions and garner a deep understanding. At our school we aim to ensure every pupil has a solid understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to ensure that every pupil has an understanding of diverse places, people and of natural and human environments.
Within history at our school children are taught to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and the relationships between different groups. In geography pupils are taught of the earth’s key physical and human processes, how the two interact and the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
At the foundation stage children have access to humanities as a part of one of their prime learning areas; understanding the world. Children investigate people and communities by talking about past and present events of their own lives and those of people they know. Children also investigate the world by becoming aware of similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They also talk about features of environments and how they may vary.