Humanities Curriculum Statement:
Humanities at Grove Road are taught through topics. A stunning start, at the beginning of each topic, inspires children to develop a passion for learning and encourages them to ask questions and wonder about the world. Topics start with what the children already know and this is built on through discovery and investigation. Kagan structures support cooperative enquiry and discussion. Children reflect upon, record and share their learning in a variety of ways including posters, booklets, videos, news reports, artwork and presentations.
In Geography, we aim to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in and its people in order to become successful life-long learners. We equip children with geographical understanding through objectives built on knowledge, understanding, skills and enquiry. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
In History, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the past in order to have a better understanding of the society in which they live. We aim to develop empathy for how people lived and make comparisons with the modern world. The curriculum is taught through the main themes of history concepts, change and development, cause and effect, significance and interpretations and historical enquiry.
The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.