Humanities (Geography and History)
At Stepney Greencoat, our intent for humanities is to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Being situated in the East End of London, it is important for children to learn about their local area, to understand how it has evolved and changed and to explore the importance of immigration.
We would like our children to leave Stepney Greencoat being excited about living in London and to have the desire to explore, to be considerate to other cultures and to be proud of being a part of their wider community.
Our learning is based around topics which have been carefully selected to meet the geography and history National Curriculum learning objectives and to give the children opportunities for cross curriculum learning.
At Stepney Greencoat, our History and Geography Curriculum focuses on acquiring facts and knowledge as well as developing historical and geographical skills. We teach children about larger global concepts such as humankind, place, significance, processes, and change.
Across the years, in line with the national curriculum, we aim for pupils at Stepney Greencoat to:
- Have an inquiring mind
- Be inquisitive about their local environment
- Ask and answer questions about the past and their environment
- Have an awareness and understanding of people, cultures and events in a variety of places at different times
- Have a sense of chronology
Humanities – "Learning Together for Life"
Our humanities curriculum helps pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world through a thematic approach. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past – locally, nationally and around the world.
We aim for our pupils to become equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We want our pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change.
We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills. We aim to stimulate children’s interests in their surroundings and develop a knowledge and understanding of the physical and human processes which shape places.
Our humanities curriculum aims to increase pupils’ knowledge of different cultures and in doing so, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen within a multi-cultural society.
We like to share our humanities learning with our parents and families. Each term we share our humanities knowledge organisers with our families, this is to ensure children can share their knowledge and learning with their families.
Our humanities curriculum aims to teach children about the world around them. Each class benefits from school visits in their local area which deepens the children knowledge and desire to learn about the city they live.