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.