Humanities consists of History, Geography and Religious Education. There are 8 lessons per cycle. All 3 subjects are taught as separate topics by the form teacher to ensure greater continuity and control over the learning and language skills of the children in their class.
The children learn about different cultures both throughout the ages and in modern times and about their environment and the world around them.
From Years 4-6 children are encouraged to develop a more independent approach to their learning and complete a project in addition to the topics taught. Pupils are tested on their knowledge and skills gained at the end of each topic. Learning is supplemented with a wide range of Humanities Resources.
Year 3 Topics
Ancient Egypt; Early People
Bedford and the Immediate Area; Weather
Year 4 Topics
Romans; Anglo Saxons; Vikings
The UK and British Isles; Rivers; Contrasting Localities – UK and Chembakolli (India)
Individual project: UK
Introduction to the major World Religions
Year 5 Topics
Ancient Greece; Tudor Monarchs; Life in Tudor times
Map Skills; Climatic Extremes
Individual project: Tropical Climate
Year 6 Topics
Victorians: Britain since 1930 (Social History)
Individual project: A local environmental investigation