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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pupils describe how people damage or improve the environment (sustainable development).
- Develop geographical skills and vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
RE involves the exploration of fundamental questions concerning human experience and spirituality.
- 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.