History & Geography (Humanities)
We teach History and Geography via a theme-based approach. Both subjects are integrated into our unit themes.
Current themes in KS1 include Our School and Local Area; Communication; The UK; Heroes and Dragons.
In KS2 our themes include The Romans In Britain; Extreme Earth; Ancient Egypt; Ancient Greece; The Anglo Saxons and Vikings; and World War 1 and 2.
We engage in some themes as whole-school projects, using artefacts and real-life experiences to enhance learning. As part of our Humanities curriculum we offer the children as many hands-on experiences as possible by inviting visitors into school, going on trips and holding workshops in school. We have had a visit from a 17th century time traveller and from Guy Fawkes himself! The children have recently visited Pontefract Castle, explored the Great Fire of London at the National Emergency Services Museum, found out about the World Wars at Eden Camp and learnt about mining and our local area at the National Coal Mining Museum.