History and Geography are not taught discreetly and are fully embedded across the whole curriculum. The Humanities Curriculum is rich and varied and provides our pupils with the skills required for life in the 21st Century.
The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi- sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.
Children use atlases regularly within lessons to ensure they develop a key understanding of map skills, allowing them to investigate any continent, country or ocean they may wish.
A gather, skills, apply approach to planning and delivery of lessons is taken across school to ensure children develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of situations. This ensures that children are equipped with the necessary skills to acquire knowledge in different areas, whether this be: The Tudors, World War II, The Ancient Greeks or Route 66.