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History and Geography

The study of Humanities aims to help the children have an awareness of time and place.  In KS1 activities concentrate on the local environment, history focusing on the last century, family life and famous events and people from long ago.  This will often include a school visit or in the case of a local study, walks out in the area to explore the environment.  A variety of skills are explored, looking at artefacts, investigating historical evidence to discover how people used to live, and researching information.  In KS2 activities widen from the local to national and worldwide localities.  History covers both British and World units.  In both key stages humanities are seen as practical ‘hands on’ subjects and are often linked with art, design and technology. Off site visits also enhance the teaching and they are incorporated, wherever possible, into the teaching.