Humanities at Slindon

Geography and History are essential parts of the National Curriculum. They provide a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved.

At Slindon Primary School we take every opportunity to develop our geographical and historical skills and understanding outside the classroom, both in our wonderful grounds and further afield.

We also strongly believe in the power of quality texts to enhance learning and we aim to teach all our topics through or linked to such texts.

Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people. Geography stimulates curiosity and imagination and we aim to build children’s geographical awareness by developing key skills, understanding and knowledge of the world.

History is about developing an awareness of the past, through teaching about people, events and changes. Children should develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of local, British and world history. Historical study is a process of enquiry. Using the evidence available to us, we can draw conclusions about what life was like in the past and gain a better understanding of the world today.