The learning of humanities incorporates a topic led approach to include Geography and History. This will allow the children to view the world in which they live. They will gain knowledge and understanding of their own community, United Kingdom and the wider world. Inspiring the children to develop their own curiosity and fascination about the past and the future, while allowing them to question, think critically, research the evidence and develop their own opinions. As the children progress their growing understanding of the world should help them to understand how the past, physical and human processes can impact the world we live in. Gaining knowledge of diverse places and people. The learning of humanities provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
Our aims of teaching children Humanities
- to engage the children in a creative curriculum, while promoting the desire to succeed and achieve.
- to develop children’s awareness of other cultures and countries.
- to gain skills to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, morally and aesthetically.
- to improve their speaking and listening skills.
- to become independent, responsible, thinking, confident, considerate members of the school and wider community.
- to develop a variety of other skills, including those of enquiry, problem solving, ICT, investigation and how to present their conclusions in the most appropriate way.
Organisation of teaching and learning Humanities at MCPA
We use the national curriculum scheme of work for history and geography as the basis for our curriculum planning. We have adapted the national scheme to the local circumstances of our school. Our curriculum planning is in three phases (long-term, medium-term and short-term). These plans define what we will teach and ensure an appropriate balance and distribution of work across each term. They map out the key skills and knowledge we aim to achieve across both key stages. They enrich this knowledge engaged curriculum our school has embraced.