Humanities & Personal and Social Development

Key Stage 1 Humanities & Personal and Social Development

K1 investigate their humanities by following topics based around History and Geography. Each topic is supported by a themed role-play area in the classroom. The topics are taught on a half termly basis. In the Autumn term, K1 learn about ‘Our local surroundings’ (Geography based). They also learn about ‘Guy Fawkes’ and ‘Toys in the Past and Present’ (History based). In the Spring term, K1 learn about ‘Our School’ (Geography based). In the first half of the Summer term, K1 learn about ‘Houses and Homes’ (History/Geography based). In the second half of the term, they learn about ‘Holidays Then and Now’ (History/Geography based). RE is taught throughout the year and varies in its topics from seasonal events, to religious concepts and personal issues. K1 also consider certain Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development and Citizenship aspects of study too.

Features of our studies within this subject include; learning about Choices, Harvest, Diwali, Christmas and the Nativity, Mother’s/Father’s Day, Spring Time, Easter and People who Help us.

K2 investigate their humanities by following topics based around History and Geography, linked to Science where appropriate. Aspects of art are also included. Each topic is supported by a themed role-play area in the classroom. The topics have been taught on a half termly basis. In the Autumn term, K2 learn about Food and Staying Healthy(Science/Geography based) and The Great Fire of London (History based). In the Spring term, K2 learn about An Island Home (Geography based) and Florence Nightingale (History based). In the Summer term, K2 learn about Life Cycles and Variation (Science based) and Charles Dickens (History based). RE is taught throughout the year and varies in its topics from seasonal events, to religious concepts and personal issues.  K2 also consider certain PSHE and Citizenship aspects of study too.  Features of our studies within this subject are: Making Choices, Changes, Christmas and the Nativity, Mother’s Day and Spring Time; Easter, Caring for Animals and Taking Part.