Humanities encompasses the foundational areas of History and Geography. Recently reviewed to enable a sharper focus on the key skills and knowledge needed to work as historians and geographers at the next phase of their education, humanities is often the basis of a term's thematic learning, in conjunction with science.
We are currently developing a human concept-led curriculum, as well as 'knowledge organisers' to strengthen and deepen learning in humanities. This is because not only are these two subjects are filled with facts and figures, but they also encourage critical thinking and reasoning skills, and are an outlet for the most perceptive and personal writing. Watch out for knowledge organisers coming out to you for your child's topic, which set out really clearly what they will be expected to learn and remember.
At Worstead, teachers plan using CUSP (Curriculum with Unity Schools Partnership) as a base curriculum resource for history and geography. Written by primary curriculum guru Alex Bedford, CUSP is:
CUSP is underpinned by evidence, research and cognitive science. Modules are delivery sequences for robust progression they ensure the most vital content is taught, revised and retrieved.