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Humanities

At Sudbury Primary School, we teach history and geography during our Humanities lessons.

 

We use both history and geography to give children the opportunity to learn more about our local area, as well as other topics such as the Ancient Egyptians and famous explorers. We make use of cross-curricular links when possible.

 

Through the teaching of history, children gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire curiosity, equip pupils with the skills to ask insightful questions and develop a judgement based on the sources and arguments available to them. History helps children to understand the differences in people’s lives, the process and impact of change and the challenges of their times. 


The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils: 

 

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world 
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind 
  • gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’ 
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses 
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed 
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

 

Through the teaching of geography, children are interested and curious about the world around them. We equip children with knowledge about diverse places, resources, and both natural and human environments. We develop a deeper understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes and the formation of different environments. The children’s geographical knowledge allows them to examine the connections between the Earth’s features and how these too change over time.


The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes 
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time 
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 
  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes 
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Humanities KS1

 

Aut A

Aut B

Spr A

Spr B

Sum A

Sum B

Year 1

Victorians

 

The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements

Mary Seacole and Nelson Mandela

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Guy Fawkes

 

Changes within living memory to reveal aspects of change in national life

Remembrance

Locational Knowledge

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

 

Human and Physical Geography

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom

 

Geographical skills

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK and its countries

Geographical skills

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Local history study

Place Knowledge

Countries Project

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area in a European country

Year 2

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Great Fire of London

The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements

Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell- comparative study

 

Locational Knowledge

Name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans.

 

Human and Physical Geography

identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

 

Geographical skills

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify oceans and continents studied at this key stage

 

Geographical skills

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

Use aerial photographs and plans to recognise landmarks and basic features.

Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.

Local history study

Place Knowledge

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom,

 

Countries Project

and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country

 

Humanities KS2

 

Aut A

Aut B

Spr A

Spr B

Sum A

Sum B

Year 3

The achievements of the earliest civilizations- a depth study

Ancient Egypt

Geographical skills and Fieldwork

 

Geographical skills and Fieldwork

 

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Anglo-Saxons

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England

Vikings

Place Knowledge

Countries Project

 

Locational Knowledge

Locate your country and major cities on a map, recognise their environmental regions and key physical and human characteristics.

Year 4

A study that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 British Empire and Gandhi

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Romans

 

Human and Physical Geography

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

Geographical skills and Fieldwork

 

A local history study

Place Knowledge

Countries Project

 

Locational Knowledge

Locate your country and major cities on a map, recognise their environmental regions and key physical and human characteristics.

Year

5

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Tudors

 

 

 

Changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Stone Age to the Iron Age

Human and Physical Geography

Biomes

Geographical skills and Fieldwork

 

A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the Western World

Ancient Greece

Place Knowledge

Countries Project

 

Locational Knowledge

Locate your country and major cities on a map, recognise their environmental regions and key physical and human characteristics.

Year

6

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Victorians

 

 

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Victorians

 

Human and Physical Geography

Rivers

 

Geographical skills and Fieldwork

 

A non-European society that provides contrast with British history

Mayan Civilization c. AD 900

Place Knowledge

Countries Project

 

Locational Knowledge

Locate your country and major cities on a map, recognise their environmental regions and key physical and human characteristics.

 

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Annoucements

đŸ””Welcome to Sudbury Primary SchoolđŸ””We will be open on Monday 10th December but this could be subject to change in the morning depending on weather conditions. Keep an eye on our Latest News Section for the latest updatesđŸ””Please follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our latest events @SudburyPrimaryđŸ””Don't forget the Save the Children Christmas Jumper day on Friday 15th DecemberđŸ””Get all of our school diary dates onto your smart phone by subscribing to our school calendarđŸ””

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

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