History is taught by giving opportunities that stimulate pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.
Pupils explore and achieve this through handling artefacts, stories and sensory stories, photos and videos, and practical activities to bring History to life. History is also enhanced through external workshops, school theme days and educational visits.
Lessons include a wide range of topics at personal, local, national and international levels, dating from the early Stone Age period to historical events in the late 20th century.
Through Geography pupils learn about the world they live in and develop a deeper understanding of their local environment.
Pupils begin to gain a greater understanding of the area local to them, including their school environment, places of interest (such as shops, parks, local geographical landmarks), the weather, and identify key features of such places, exploring both human and physical geography.
Pupils have opportunities to enhance their understanding of their local area through educational visits that further develop the important knowledge and skills required for Geography, such as map skills.
Pupils compare their own environment to those in faraway places, supporting their understanding of how other people live around the world, looking into similarities and differences between them. This will develop pupils’ awareness and understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity in the UK and its origins.
Pupils in Key Stage 4 cover Humanities as part of an accreditted course.