This general term encompasses Geography and History. Humanities are taught within the International Primary Curriculum. Please click here to see the mapping.
The revised aspects of this part of the curriculum are designed to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. They will be equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth's features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
a) collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
b) interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
c) communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and writing at length
Through this subject, pupils will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. Their curiosity will be inspired to know more about the past through asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, weighing evidence, sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgement.
The National Curriculum for History aims to ensure that all pupils: