Humanities

Humanities Leader: Ms McCoy

History Intent and Implementation 

The teaching and learning of History at Broadbent Fold aims to provide opportunities to understand, appreciate and enjoy the multi-cultural world in which we live as well as celebrating its rich diversity. We aim to develop children’s ability to chronicle, investigate and explain the past thereby understanding our world as it is.

Teaching and learning in History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History also helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, process of change, diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

The key aims of history in our school are:

·         To foster an interest in the past and to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that history has to offer and to pose questions.

·         To teach children about significant events in British History and to appreciate how things have changed over time.

·         To develop a sense of chronology.

·         To know and understand how the British system of democratic government has developed and, in so doing, to contribute to a child’s citizenship education.

·         To understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of European History.

·         To have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world.

·         To help children understand society and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of their cultural heritage.

·         To develop their skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.

 

Geography Intent and Implementation

Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments.

The aims of geography are:

·         To enable children to gain a knowledge and understanding of places around the world;

·         To increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.

·         To allow children to learn graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.

·         To enable children to know and understand environmental problems at a local, regional and global level, thus supporting the school in achieving the ‘Rights Respecting Schools Award’.

·         To encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means.

·         To develop a variety of other skills, including those of enquiry, problem solving, ICT, investigation and how to present their conclusions in the most appropriate way.