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Humanities

My Place in the World and Humanities Overview

At Vale of Evesham School, we aim to give all our students a window to understand the world in which we all live.

In the semi-formal curriculum, it is referred to as “My Place in the world” where they are taught by a multi-sensory and skill-based approach linked to a creative curriculum. On the Formal curriculum, it is referred to as “Humanities” where an adapted national curriculum is taught. The subject areas incorporate History, Geography, RE.  In High School, Formal Curriculum also incorporates citizenship and MFL.

The study of History provides opportunities for the pupils to experience and, where appropriate, to develop some understanding of events and people of different times and places. It enriches the curriculum by offering the pupils to be actively involved in exploring the world around them. This is achieved through exploring and handling artefacts, visiting museums, stories, books, photos and through practical activities linked to particular topics.

The study of Geography allows the pupils to explore, experience and develop an understanding of such areas as their local environment, e.g. their school, local shops, the weather, jobs, water, maps, directions and exploring the differences between the country and the town. Offering opportunities to use location knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical and Geographical Skills and fieldwork.

The Study of RE provides opportunities to cover festivals and age and stage appropriate topics. It covers core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and world views. One unit per term will be taught alongside festivals as and when appropriate.  It encourages pupils to become confident in their own beliefs and values that they can respect the religious and cultural differences of others, and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society. Our curriculum helps pupils to make sense of beliefs, make connections, and understanding the impact of different beliefs.  We follow the Worcestershire Agreed Local Syllabus for RE and in line with this we as a special school ensure that every pupil receives RE ‘as far as is practicable’ and meet the required hours per year of taught RE.

Semi-formal Curriculum

First School
  KS1 (year 1/2) Lower KS2: (Year 3/4)
MPITW: RE 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2  topic days

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

MPITW: Geography 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum 4-week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

MPITW: History 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum 4-week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

 

Middle School
  Upper KS2 (Year 5/6) KS3 (Year 7/8)
MPITW: RE 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

MPITW: Geography 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

MPITW: History 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

 

High School  (Year 9, 10, 11)
MPITW: RE 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

MPITW: Geography 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

 

MPITW: History 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

 

Formal Curriculum

Middle School Upper KS2 and KS3
RE 1 hour per week
History Half termly block 1 hour per week
Geography Half termly block 1 hour per week

 

High School  (Year 9, 10, 11)
RE 1 hour per week Accreditation:

WJEC

History Half termly block 1 hour per week
Geography Half termly block 1 hour per week
Citizenship 1 hour per week
MfL 30 minutes per week

My Place in the World and Humanities  Long Term Plan Semi-Formal and Formal

RE Long Term Plan Semi-Formal and Formal

The focused unit MUST be taught each term, festivals are taught as and when appropriate to time of year and suitability to class. Minimum of one festival per term alongside focused unit.

Citizenship Long Term Plan Formal

MFL Long Term Plan Formal

Semi-formal Curriculum

First School
  KS1 (year 1/2) Lower KS2: (Year 3/4)
MPITW: RE 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4 week block)

plus 2  topic days

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4 week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

MPITW: Geography 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum 4 week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4 week block)

MPITW: History 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum 4 week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4 week block)

 

Middle School
  Upper KS2 (Year 5/6) KS3 (Year 7/8)
MPITW: RE 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

MPITW: Geography 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

MPITW: History 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

 

High School  (Year 9, 10, 11)
MPITW: RE 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(minimum of a 4-week block)

plus 2.5 topic days

MPITW: Geography 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

 

MPITW: History 3rd of a term 1 hour a week

(e.g. 4-week block)

 

Formal Curriculum

Middle School Upper KS2 and KS3
RE 1 hour per week
History Half termly block 1 hour per week
Geography Half termly block 1 hour per week

 

High School  (Year 9, 10, 11)
RE 1 hour per week Accreditation:

WJEC

History Half termly block 1 hour per week
Geography Half termly block 1 hour per week
Citizenship 1 hour per week
MFL 30 minutes per week