Humanities consists of History, Geography and Religious Studies. There are eight lessons per cycle. All three 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 students are encouraged to develop a more independent approach to their learning and complete a project in addition to the topics taught. They 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

  • Dinosaurs
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Christianity
  • Weather
  • Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Local area.

Year 4 Topics

  • Invaders and Settlers (Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings)
  • The United Kingdom
  • Rivers
  • World Religions (Islam and Sikhism).

Year 5 Topics

  • Ancient Greece
  • Tudor monarchs
  • Life in Tudor times
  • Map skills
  • Climatic extremes
  • Individual project: tropical climate
  • Hinduism
  • Christianity.

Year 6 Topics

  • Victorians
  • Judaism
  • Environment
  • World War II.