Through engaging and memorable lessons, our humanities curriculum aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Below, you will find some more information about what humanities learning looks like at Harrington Hill. – Miss Lee (Humanities Lead)
At Harrington Hill Primary School, we believe humanities should:
- Be fun and memorable and engaging.
- Relate to real life.
- Be child-led, nurturing children’s curiosity and enquiry skills.
- Encourage children to ask questions and discuss their ideas and opinions.
- Develop enquiry skills through practical studies or field work which are often outdoors.
- Provide challenge at all levels.
At Harrington Hill, our vision is to provide a humanities curriculum which inspires and encourages all children to be inquisitive about the world around them and of the past, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. At Harrington Hill, we teach both history and geography cohesively and we believe this is best achieved through engaging, practical experiences that encourage enquiry and questioning. We aim to develop and teach the children how to think like a Historian and a Geographer, enabling them to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning.
In every humanities lesson we aim to develop our five learning behaviours:
- Active listening
- Team work
- Good talk (use of subject specific vocabulary and investigative questioning)
Our amazing Eco warriors are in charge of promoting and maintaining our environmental ethos. They will be taking care of the recycling bins whilst also thinking of ways to ensure that the school is as eco-friendly as possible. Our Eco warriors will be keeping the rest of the school up to date with any humanities related changes at Harrington Hill and will be charged with the task of planning exciting assemblies linked to history and geography.