Welcome to Humanities at St. Peter's.
Humanities incorporates the three subjects of: History; Geography and Citizenship. We hope that through their studies of these subjects we equip our children with a sound understanding of what has gone, what is now, what will be in future and how they have the power to impact on this.
History should be concerned with stimulating the childrens’ interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past.
We aim for the children to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage.
We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach the children to investigate these past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
Geography is an integral part of the curriculum as it provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives.
It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.
As such, it prepares children for adult life and employment. Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. The aim of Geography is to raise awareness of the world around us. Geography lessons allow children to develop a deeper understanding of their locality.
Citizenship, whilst not being a National Curriculum requirement at Primary School level, is central to our core philosophy at St. Peter's. Citizenship is about preparing children for their role in society and allowing them to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding which will give them a voice beyond their schooling. At a simple level we begin to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments.