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Humanities (History & Geography)

Geography and History are taught as topics but with very strong cross curriculum links to Literacy. Other subjects play important parts in the study of Humanities such as Maths, Science, Computing and Art.


In Geography, the pupils develop their understanding of the world, the countries within it and the locality in which they live. In History, the pupils develop a sense of chronology, and better understanding of how people have changed over time. They learn about important events and people in history which have shaped the way they live.


We teach Humanities using a cross- curricular approach, teaching and embedding skills from a range of subjects. We aim to make the topics both relevant and engaging for all our pupils, enabling every child to access an exciting curriculum which is matched to their individual learning needs. In History and Geography topics, the children learn through practical lessons where they learn through doing, for example carrying out their own surveys, fieldwork, even being part of a Victorian school for the day. The use of iPads and other multimedia equipment are now an essential part of our pupils learning.


Where possible and appropriate, visits are made to further support the learning taking place in school. Educational visits are made to historical places, museums, contrasting localities and many more places. We also feel it is important that the pupils at Bishop Henderson take part in local studies within the area of Galmington and wider areas of Taunton and Somerset.