Humanities (History and Geography Leader)- Miss C. Corkill
Intent of Humanities 
The intent of our Humanities curriculum here at Our Lady’s is to develop children's experiences and understanding of Geography and History as well as inspiring and igniting their curiosity about the wider world. We also aim to provide our children with the enquiry skills needed to help them research, ask and answer questions to succeed in all curriculum areas.

Humanities at Our Lady's provides pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Our children also have the opportunity to develop an interest and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Through our Humanities topics our children are given the opportunity to develop their skills of historical and geographical enquiry. 

 We want our children to enjoy and love learning about History and Geography by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

 History and Geography are taught in accordance with the Department for Education Guidelines. We have linked the National Curriculum with the 'Focus Education Learning Challenge Programme of Study' to provide an exciting curriculum that allows children to raise questions and research answers. We look at how technology and lifestyles have changed since our grandparents were little as well as famous historical events. We also compare places locally and globally and learn about different cultures. Throughout the School Year we also celebrate different historical events and global days. We celebrate and teach this through our Learning Challenge topics, Class-Based Collective Worships and Whole School Assemblies.
Our Learning Challenge Topics are half-termly topics with a Geography or History focus. Each topic focuses on objectives within the National Curriculum and we have implemented a  Humanities curriculum which is progressive throughout the whole school.
At the end of each half term we celebrate our 'Learning Challenge Topic' by consolidating all of our work and research. This could be through an assembly to the rest of the School, an invitation to parents to come and find out what their children have been researching or by going on an educational visit. 
Every Half Term a Learning Challenge Homework is sent home. This gives the children the opportunity to explore their topics further. This is to enhance their learning of the different topics the children are taught throughout the School Year.