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Curriculum Aims and Objectives: Humanities

At Wellsprings the teaching and learning of Humanities encourages pupils to establish links between National Curriculum subjects.  The Humanities subjects are Geography, History, Religious Education and Citizenship.

The fundamental aim of the study of Humanities is to help our pupils develop an understanding of their lives and the world in which they live.  This is achieved through the study of individuals, societies, cultures and the environment.

Here is the History Action Plan and the Geography Action Plan.

An understanding of the causes and consequences of change through physical and human actions and processes

Knowledge and understanding of people, cultures and events in a variety of places and at different times

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

A desire to be proactive local and global citizens

Communication skills - skills in questioning, formulating opinions and arguments, making judgements and carrying out investigations

History

  • Knowledge and understanding of chronology.
  • Pupils recognise that the past can be divided into periods of time – eg Tudor, Victorian, etc.
  • Develop a range and depth of historical knowledge and understanding.
  • Pupils develop factual knowledge of events, people and changes in the past.
Interpretations of History
  • Pupils identify with confidence some of the different ways in which the past is represented.
  • Develop historical enquiry skills – pupils study evidence, ask questions and problem solve.

Geography

Knowledge and understanding of places:
  • Pupils develop their sense of identity through learning about their locality and the wider world.
  • Knowledge and understanding of patterns and processes.
  • Pupils recognise and explain selected physical and human processes.
Knowedge and understanding of environmental relationships and issues:
  • Pupils describe how people damage or improve the environment (sustainable development).
  • Develop geographical skills and vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.​

Religious Education

RE involves the exploration of fundamental questions concerning human experience and spirituality.

Aims:

  • To teach children about Christianity and the other principal religions.
  • To develop an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and culture.
  • To offer children values by which to live and to develop the habit of making moral choices.
  • To promote tolerance of and sensitivity towards those with beliefs and cultural practices different from one’s own.​
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