Humanities Curriculum in Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 – 6)

British History is taught chronologically, with additional studies of Non-European History. Knowledge of religious beliefs are broad based: including understanding a variety of religious practices and questioning our own values.

At Key Stage 1, activities are gradually introduced using key terms such as ‘time-order’. ¬†As their vocabulary grows they can begin to make connections between what ‘changes’ and what stays the same. The Geographical understanding of Brighton in relationship to the United Kingdom is studied.

At Key Stage 2, the children are increasingly able to apply key vocabulary, such as chronology and continuity and change to historical contexts that enable pupils to gain understanding about how Britain is as it is today.’ Britishness’ and the values associated with its culture are elements that underpin the History and RS curriculum. There are key factors that appear in all societies: such as family, belief, social organisation and work. These underpin the investigation in Britain in History and are traced in the belief systems from the pagans to our present multi-faith culture of Britain today. Geographical studies include studying Britain and its weather patterns, as well as world wide climates that compare and contrast with our own temperate climate.