Humanities subjects include History, Geography & Religious Studies. We cover two history, one geography, one religious studies and one local humanities topic each year, which ends up looking like this:
|Year 3||Year 4|
|1A||Stone Age to Iron Age||Roman Empire|
|1B||All Around The World||The UK – Cities & Regions|
|2A||Ancient Civilisation*||Non-European Civilisation*|
*Ancient Civilisations (choose one):
– Ancient Sumer
– The Indus Valley
– Ancient Egypt
– The Shang Dynasty
*Non-European Civilisations (choose one):
– Early Islamic Civilisation
– Benin Kingdom
– Mayan Civilisation
Term 3 is dedicated to the local humanities topic, the children will use their knowledge and inquiry skills from previous topics to think of their own inquiry question to research and answer about our local area.
We use a democratic education approach to Humanities topics, with Humanities ‘sessions’ taking place once or twice a week. I pick the topic for the term and introduce the topic during our first term, linking it to previous topics to build upon knowledge. We then discuss what we ‘need’ to know about the topic and what we would like to know as well as what we ‘need’ to do and what we would like to do during the course of the topic. I then use these discussions to form the basis of our weekly sessions and seek out resources (websites/books) to support self-directed learning opportunities.
You can find all the links and more about our other curriculum choices here.