Humanities at Westwood Farm
Humanities Lead: Miss Ritchie
We aim to provide children with engaging, hands on lessons that will encourage a life-long love of History and Geography. Our History and Geography content follows the National Curriculum guidelines.
Within History lessons, children will develop their knowledge of key figures and events in both British and global history (including the Stone Age to Iron Age, the Roman Empire and World War Two). Alongside this, classes will hone their enquiry skills through exploring artefacts, investigating historical records and sequencing events.
Meanwhile, in Geography, classes will learn about local and global environments through topics including ‘Frozen Kingdom’, ‘Bright Lights, Big City‘ and ‘Street Detective’.
Children will have the opportunity to undertake research projects, develop their map reading skills and learn about the impact we have on the world around us. In Year 6, students will undertake an enquiry project exploring the local area which will focus on comparing the area in Victorian times to modern day.
Throughout the year, classes engage in exciting trips to bring their classroom learning to life and further develop historical and geographical skills. Annual topic-based trips include: Henley River and Rowing Museum (‘Land Ahoy!’ – Year 2), London Natural History Museum (‘Tremors’ – Year 3), Pitt Rivers Museum (‘Journey to the USA’ – Year 4), Ufton Court (‘Pharaohs’ – Year 5) and Reading Museum (‘Revolution’ – Year 6).