At Lawford C of E Primary school our Humanities curriculum has been designed to ensure the pupils’ have an understanding and appreciation for the world around them, both past and present. Our pupils’ acknowledge how historical events and geographically findings shape and impact our daily life. We provide our pupils with unique experiences to enthuse their learning and develop curiosity and fascination of the world they live in.
Humanities is taught as part of a termly or half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. The topics use an enquiry based approached with an overarching key question. Each topic begins with a KWL grid which allows the pupils’ to be part of future enquiry and learning.
As a school we have devised our own skill progression in which the historical and geographical skills are developed and built upon in each year.
We ensure a cross curricular approach to all our humanities topics and plan ambitious sequences of lessons. We record our learning in many different ways, in EYFS and KS1 we use floor books to document our journey of our learning.
We provide our pupils with unique experiences such as trips, residential trips, visitors and WOW days. These opportunities bring our topics to life and ignite enthusiasm about the learning.
We have six key concepts; care, fairness, conflict, change, identity and power. These concepts underpin our curriculum and allow our pupils to make links in their learning. These concepts are developed and built upon each year.