Humanities at Friezland Primary School
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At Friezland our humanities curriculum develops curiosity and fascination about the world and inspires children to want to find out more about the past and to think and act as historians. Children investigate a range of places and locations both in Britain and abroad to help develop their understanding and knowledge of the Earth’s physical and human features. By linking learning to a range of themes, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology and build an overview of Britain’s past as well as the wider world.
The National Curriculum 2014 states: ‘A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives and a high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.’
The aims of Geography Education at Friezland are to enable children to:
- Promote an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world.
- Develop an extensive base of geographical vocabulary.
- Encourage fluency in map skills and fieldwork to reach clear conclusions.
- Promote a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
The aims of History Education at Friezland are to enable children to:
- Promote an excellent knowledge of people, events, and changes from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past.
- Develop an extensive base of historical vocabulary.
- Encourage the ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently.
- Develop the skill of putting events and significant individuals in chronological order.
- Promote fluency in the skill of researching and obtaining historical evidence from a range of sources.
- Contribute to-0 the skill of formulating questions and lines of enquiry about the past.
- Promote a developing sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways.