Mickleton Primary School
Curriculum Implementation Statement for Humanities
To ignite children’s curiosity about the past and develop children’s experience and understanding of Geography and History through a topic-based approach and hands on experience wherever possible.
The school follows the national curriculum for history and therefore the follows the aims laid down in that document. These are as follows:-
A recent review of the curriculum has seen some changes being made to ensure a wider coverage of the curriculum. There is now more of a focus learning is enquiry led, meaning ease of planning for teachers and increased understanding and relevance for children.
Between History and Geography there are many links. Also, literacy and history link closely together, with many classes undertaking Big Writing based around a historical topic. Also, elements of maths and art are visible, as well as a significant PSHE link.
Work is differentiated by ability or support, often lessons are more practical so differentiation comes in the form of certain children leading discussion.
Humanities is taught for at least once a week for a minimum of an hour. Coverage plans are shared with parents before the half term the theme will be taught to support them in supporting the children.
Book trawls are completed twice throughout the year, a learning walk has also been recently carried out. Furthermore, teachers upload data to classroom monitor which is monitored by the curriculum lead.
There are many events that are organised to enrich the learning both inside and outside of the classroom.