At Ripon Cathedral School we want the humanities to develop skills for life: asking questions, finding information, sharing ideas and understanding other people’s feelings and experiences. Geography and History are taught through engaging themes which make links to other curricular areas. Lessons could include drawing, object handling, drama, photography or ICT – anything that captures the children’s curiosity in the past and the world around them. We also want our children to feel confident exploring their city and beyond, so each year group go on Humanities-linked educational visits as part of the school’s commitment to delivering an enriched curriculum.
Visit the class pages to see curriculum themes for each year group.
To give all children the key geographical skills and knowledge needed to inspire them to have a curiosity about the world and its people and cultures in order to succeed in today’s diverse world. Our curriculum will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places and people, understanding the Earth’s key physical and human processes, resources and natural and human environments.
At Ripon Cathedral School out intent is that children will learn about history in a way that inspires their curiosity to know more about the past.
By the time they leave primary school, children will have knowledge about the history of Britain and the wider world and have a coherent understanding of historical concepts and historical enquiry. Children will be able to use history to understand the world and society today and make links to British values.
Long term plans
We have developed plans for progression detailing learning in every year group across the school so that knowledge builds sequentially.
Long term plan for history