The teaching of History and Geography at St Luke’s is theme based and is usually taught on a cross curricular basis to maximise creativity.
Learning in Humanities begins with deepening children’s understanding of themselves, the world around them, their communities and eventually the wider world. Their lives will be enriched if their curiosity is encouraged by talking, exploring and thinking. This area of learning engages children in investigating the world and their place in it.
History projects are designed to allow children to appreciate that the present world grew out of the past, to look for similarities and differences, to try to explain how and why change did and did not occur and how to develop a sense of chronology and time. It also helps them to understand their place in society. From Reception age children are encouraged to use historical evidence in the form of pictures, objects, written records and the memories of people still alive.
Long term curriculum overview:
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education: