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Humanities at Holy Innocents'


Humanities, including history and geography, should inspire pupil’s curiosity of the world and fascination about the world. Having a high quality historical knowledge will help pupils gain a coherent understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Humanities teaching at our school is engaging for children and teaches them key life skills to equip them for later life.  

Each topic we teach features elements of history, geography, art, design and technology. The long term planning for Humanities is shown in the table below: 

  Autumn Term  Spring Term Summer Term
Year One Houses and Homes Changes within Living Memory  Oceans and Seas of the World 
Year Two Explorers Weather Experts Great Fire of London
Year Three Stone Age to Iron Age Mountains, Rivers and Coasts Rainforests
 Year Four Anglo Saxons Modern Europe Romans
Year Five Africa Egyptians Comparing People and Places
Year Six World War Two  Earth Matters  


Children are given opportunities for out of classroom learning including fieldwork on school trips linked to their humanities topics. We have recently conducted trips to St Paul's Cathedral, RAF Chapel and High Elms Country Park. Every year, the Year 6 class undertake a week long residential to Wick Court Farm in Gloucestershire.