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Humanities

At Mount Stewart, we aim to deliver a humanities curriculum that inspires our pupils to ask perceptive questions about the wider world, and give them the skill set to become empathetic, accountable, global citizens. Through varied experiences, both within the classroom and outside, and quality teaching and learning, the children develop their curiosity and are then keen to explore and discover independently.  History and Geography are the best medium to be able to achieve this vision. We have carefully chosen content that links with the 20 core concepts running through our curriculum. 

 

Within the History curriculum, we aim to encourage historical enquiry by broadening the pupils’ critical thinking skills through source analysis, sifting arguments and developing both internal and external perspectives and judgment. As our students develop and become increasingly curious about their own identities and their place within the global community, we hope to provide them with the resources and knowledge to be able to navigate their way through life.

 

Throughout our Geography curriculum, we enable our pupils to gain an expanding knowledge of the interaction between the human and physical processes and landscapes, both terrestrial and marine. We aim to instil an awareness of the impact we as humans have on the environment. Through this, we strive to inspire our children to take responsibility to become positive contributors towards the conservation of our planet.

Year 3 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer A

Summer B

Curriculum Driver

Inquisitive Investigators

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Inquisitive Investigators

Inquisitive Investigators

Creative Collaborator

Our Place in Our World

Concept

Change

 

Diversity

Adversity

Resilience

Identity

Health and Wellbeing

 

Power

Choice

Pride

Essential Question

How can something so long ago, tell us so much now?

What would the world be like without light?

What do you need to be resilient?

What is the difference between surviving and living?

Is power always used for good?

Why is London our capital city?

History

Stone Age to the Iron Age

 

Ancient Egyptians

 

Tudor Monarchs (1547-1603)

Local in-depth study of Westminster Abbey

Geography

 

 

Physical geography:

Rivers and Settlements

Place Knowledge – Compare UK, European and N/S American River 

 

 

Locational Geography – human and physical features of London

Year 4 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer A

Summer B

Curriculum Driver

Creative Collaborators

Our Place in our World

Our Place in our World

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Inquisitive Investigators

Inquisitive Investigators

Concept

Choice

Power

Resilience

Class

Rights

Consequence

Trust

Fairness

Change

Adversity

Service

Resilience

Essential Question

Where do journeys take us?

How have past civilisations affected us in the present?

Does every living thing belong in a group?

Do all punishments fit the crime?

What makes our planet angry?

How have scientists impacted our society today?

History

 

Romans

Suffragettes

Crime and Punishment

 

 

Geography

Journey through Europe

 

 

 

Locational Geography – Climate Zones

Physical Geography – Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Year 5 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Summer A

Summer B

Curriculum Driver

Our Place in our World

Creative Collaborators

Inquisitive Investigators

Our Place in our World

Inquisitive Investigators

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Concept

Identity

Service

Sacrifice

Power

Adversity

Relationships

Change

Rights

Essential Question

Why is the study of historical cultures important?

Do our choices have a wider impact?

Why do we need to know about something we can’t see?

How does adversity make us stronger?

Are all changes reversible?

What rights do we all have?

History

Mayans

C900AD – 1700 AD

World War 1 1914-18

 

Anglo Saxons and Vikings

 

Windrush Generation

Geography

Place knowledge - South America

 

Human and Physical Geography - Oceania

 

 

Locational knowledge: United Kingdom

Year 6 Overview

 

Autumn A

Autumn B

Spring A

Spring B

Curriculum Driver

Inquisitive investigators

Our Place in Our World

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Our Place in our World

Concept

Diversity

Democracy

Choice

Health and Well being

Sustainability

Responsibility

Essential Question

What makes our natural world full of wonder?

Do we always have a choice?

Is our health our wealth?

Does one individual act have an impact?  

History

 

World War 2: Rise of Hitler

China – Shang Dynasty

 

Geography

Physical Geography:

Mountains across the world

 

 

Fieldwork: Local Geographical Issue

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