Humanities

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We believe children learn best when the context of their education is interesting, fun and challenging. Therefore, we endeavor to make learning experiences unique and memorable. This is reflected in our approach to the curriculum. Each Year group has a half term ‘topic’ that encompasses not only literacy, mathematics and science but also geography, history, PHSE and Citizenship. The key skills for each subject are taught within a relevant, thought provoking theme with hands on experiences, trips, visits, discussions, group work and opportunities for independent learning. Each History or Geography topic begins with a 'big question. As they explore, research and discuss topics they are encouraged to answer the big question, evaluate the answers of others and consider what further information they need. At the end of the topic children are expected to draw conclusions, answer the question and support their view with facts.

As part of each topic we encourage the children to put into practice all their knowledge and skills learned. ‘Making a difference’ is a fundamental value running throughout our curriculum, and we provide the children with a chance to not only learn important skills required for Citizenship in the future but also empowering them to make a difference now.  In school everyone is expected to recycle materials and be aware of the consumption of electricity with children taking on the roles of ‘Power Rangers’ checking electricity is not wasted.

 Our History teaching aims to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. It aims to inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past and understand the process of change and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. Children will also develop their geographical knowledge of the world,to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America as well as their locality.They will also develop their locational and place knowledge and study some of the world's most significant human and physical features.geography mark

In September 2015 we were delighted to be awarded the Primary Quality Geography Mark Silver Award. This values our cross-curricular approach to learning and the breadth and content of our curriculum.

Our Humanities Topic Overview from September 2017

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Year 1

Travelling Through Time

History of transport , homes, communication, over the past 100 years

Our School,Our Area, Our World

The Seaside

How is it different to where we live?     

Year 2

London’s Burning -The Great Fire of London

Famous People Forests and Rainforests
Year 3
From Stone Age to Iron Age

Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Digging up the Past

Ancient Egypt

Year 4

Rivers - from source to sea (Autumn 1)

Invaders and Settlers Celts, Romans,

Vikings, Anglo-Saxons

 

Invaders and Settlers, Celts, Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons

City versus Country

Bonsall - an in-depth study of a contrasting location

Year 5

Farming in the U.K,USA and South America

Ancient Greeks The Tudors
Year 6
 Study of British coastal region, mapwork and study of North or South American country
 

World War II

The impact of the Battle of Britain and London in the Blitz.

Islamic Civilisation

Take a look at our galleries that show some of the interesting places we have visited as part of our curriculum. Click on a picture to view each gallery.

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YEAR 6 VIDEO FOR MR BICKNELLMr Bicknell

Mr Bicknell contacted as he was a pupil at Argyle during World War 11. He sent the school several photos from his time at Argyle. These have been made into a display as they represent an important part of the school's history. Year 6 pupils have been studying World War 11 and made a video for Mr Bicknell to tell him about their learning and the school today.

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