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Humanities at Headcorn School

Our vision is that every child at Headcorn Primary School will be able to fully undertake their place as a global citizen through their knowledge and understanding of the world, its history and its people.

In our teaching of Humanities we aim to:

· Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning and to become increasingly independent
· Teach pupils about Britain’s past from the Stone Age to The Battle of Hastings
· Develop pupils` understanding of ancient civilisations and the history of other parts of the world
· Help pupils to know how individuals have helped shape our society and values
· Provide opportunities for pupils to make judgements based on historical evidence
· Teach pupils how life has changed over long periods of time and make comparisons
· Undertake local history and geography studies in order to promote understanding of changes to, and influences on, their locality
· Develop geographical knowledge and an understanding of the world and its peoples
· Promote a sense of national identity and place it within a European and global context
· Undertake geographical enquiry and promote awareness of global environmental issues

History and Geography are foundation subjects within the National Curriculum. We believe that the teaching of humanities enriches the children’s lives and by talking about and actively exploring a variety of physical and human features in the past, present and future. All pupils will also gain a true feel for the world around them and how events have influenced our lives today.

We believe children should see themselves as an important part of the society that surrounds them, be encouraged to have a curiosity about the differing people and events in their world now and long ago as well as understand the interdependence of lands, cultures and of different generations within a global ecosystem. We aim to foster a desire for lifelong learning that may develop into future hobbies or pastimes.