St Peter’s of Eaton Square C of E Primary School
Humanities Curriculum Overview
At St Peter’s our intent is to support the creation of confident and knowledgeable young historians and geographers, and to have learning experiences that promote an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of these subjects.
The KS1 curriculum builds disciplinary knowledge through a focus on developing subject specific concepts, like evidence and decision making, so that children enter KS2 ready to engage with more substantive knowledge, and leave primary school ready for the secondary school Humanities curriculum.
By providing a chronological approach to History units covered in KS2, children will experience a sense of their British and cultural identities in a global context, across time.
Children across the Early Years begin to explore humanities through the specific area of Understanding the World. Within this area of learning they are exposed to opportunities which enable them to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to observe, explore, and investigate, and find out about places, people, and the environment.
Our children are receptive to learning and have great potential and every adult will continue to promote high standards and a true love of learning. Our teachers will always attempt to use local learning opportunities within walking distance from the school (museums and galleries) to provide meaningful enrichment opportunities for the children.
Children at St Peter’s will develop detailed knowledge and skills across the whole curriculum taught and given regular opportunities to articulate their learning through opportunities for retrieval practice; to showcase that their fluency and mastery is incrementally improving. They will demonstrate a love of learning through pride in all that they do with the ability to persevere when challenges arise. The quality and breadth of work seen in books and learning environments will showcase their learning over time.
Service, hope, love, forgiveness, faith and wisdom will be integral to their values and relationships.