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The study of Humanities inspires children to learn about the past, ranging from the immediate locality to the wider world; it is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical process which shape them and the people who live in them.  It helps pupils make sense of their surroundings and the wider world.  



At Bilton Junior School our aims of Humanities are:



  • to promote an interest in the past and develop an understanding that enables children to enjoy History

  • to develop a sense of chronology

  • to understand that Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of European history, whilst making History relevant

  • to have some knowledge of the history of the wider world

  • to develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation

  • to promote cross curricular links where they can be used to improve learning



  • to develop pupils geographical knowledge and understanding

  • to help develop a sense of place; through learning about the local area, pupils can start to recognise similarities and differences between their place and other places      

  • to develop children’s sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth, through study of the environment

  • to acquire knowledge and understanding about physical and human processes, and the changes that are brought about

  • to develop awareness and appreciation of ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of society

  • to introduce pupils to geographical enquiry

  • to acquire techniques and develop skills in making and interpreting maps, the use of data handling and fieldwork techniques.

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