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HUMANITIES

Learning Pathway

History

Key Stage 2

‘Ready to Learn’

Students in key stage 2 (KS2) access geography and history through their ‘Creative Curriculum’ lessons.

Students will begin to develop a set of prerequisite skills, including:

History

  • Recognising and making comments about oneself in pictures of the more distant past

  • Recognising and making comments about known people in the pictures of the more distant past

  • Recognising obvious distinctions between the past and present in one’s own life

  • Begin to pick historical artefacts out from collections of items

Key Stage 3

‘Ready for Independence’

Students in key stage 3 (KS3) study geography and history through a half-termly topic-based approach.

Students will develop their geographical and historical skills in line with the national curriculum (NC). Students will focus on:

 

History

  • Recognising the distinction between past and present in one’s own life and the lives of others

  • Placing events and objects in chronological order

  • Using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time

  • Identifying events and people in the past

  • Beginning to recognise that the past can be seen in different ways

  • Using sources of information to find out about the past

  • Recounting episodes from stories about the past

Key Stage 4 

'Ready for My Future'

Students in KS4 do not access History within their timetable, however this has cross curricular links throughout their curriculum. We celebrate key events together throughout the year, such as  Black History Month, International Women's Day, Fairtrade Fortnight, Poppy Day, Remembrance and VE Day. 

 

Historical topics will be embedded throughout different subjects and celebrated together, such as war with our English lessons, the history of different Artists and cultures etc. We celebrate Weatherfield’s history and that of our local community. 

 

Students will have the opportunity to achieve AQA unit awards with cross curricular links. Pupils continue to be encouraged to be independent learners, preparing them for post 16 provisions. 

 

Cross curricular Onwards and Upwards links - English, PSHCE, Art, Food

Key Stage 5 

'Ready for Work'

Students in KS5 do not study history as a distinct subject.

Geography

Key Stage 2

‘Ready to Learn’

Geography

  • Identifying differences between physical and human features

  • Understanding differences between natural and man-made features of places

  • Using pictures and symbols to show familiar places and what they are for

  • Giving opinions on different places, environments

Key Stage 3

‘Ready for Independence’

 

Geography

  • Asking geographical questions

  • Talking about people, places using simple geographical vocabulary

  • Developing basic field work skills

  • Using globes, maps and plans

  • Using primary and secondary sources of information

  • Recognising and comparing places of study

  • Recognising physical and human features

  • Discussing where places are located

  • Recognising and understanding changes in the environment and how it can be improved.

Key Stage 4 

'Ready for My Future'

Although students in KS4 do not access Geography within their timetable, they will continue to develop their skills in other areas within the curriculum. They will be using knowledge gained to obtain AQA unit awards, focusing on work within our community. 

 

Students will be practicing life skills, planning journeys and visits, using public transport. During PSHCE ‘Safety’ topic the students will be completing accreditations focusing on road safety, and health and safety. Throughout the PE curriculum, students will use geography skills obtained to navigate in new settings, and take part in orienteering activities, using compasses and navigating skills. 

 

Pupils will be encouraged to be as independent learners, preparing them for their transition into Post 16 provisions. 

 

Cross curricular Onwards and Upwards links - Maths, PE, PSHCE, Computing

Key Stage 5

'Ready for Work'

Students in KS5 do not study Geography as a distinct subject.

Curriculum Content

Curriculum content shows the topics that each key stage will be working on for the year. Click the key stage you wish to preview.

History

Geography

Enrichment Opportunities

See below links for further opportunities for your child to progress their learning in History.

Land of the Romans (National Museums Scotland)

The Great Fire of London

National History Museum (Try This At Home)

BBC History

History Games Links

Enrichment Opportunities

See below links for further opportunities for your child to progress their learning in Geography.

National Geographic

Google Maps

Google Earth

BBC Geography

DK Findout!

3D Geography

Rainforest Alliance

NASA

GetOutside (Maps Skills)

GeoAce (Quizzes)

If you would like further information about our Humanities curriculum please contact Miss C Fisher, Humanities coordinator via the Academy office or by email: cfisher@weatherfield.beds.sch.uk