Humanities - History and Geography
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we view History as a way of encouraging pupils to become detectives who explore the past in a variety of ways. Our children are always inspired to research events; they love thinking about people of the past, and especially enjoy all the bits that are gory, nasty or just plain mad! History in the National Curriculum can be summed up in just a few statements; ordering events in time; finding differences and similarities; writing and talking about the past; using different sources for information; asking and answering questions. Here we aim to inspire children’s natural curiosity to know more about the past. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to life in the modern world.
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we consider Geography to be a diverse subject, full of vibrant and exciting opportunities to develop young children’s natural fascination for the world around them. It allows children to compare locations; investigate different sources; write and talk about places and ask relevant questions to seek out answers. For human and physical Geography, your child is taught about climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, the water cycle and much more. We believe that through developing our children’s skills and knowledge will allow them to interact more effectively within both their local and wider communities.