At King’s Oak Academy we recognise the subject of Humanities to be two clear subjects of History and Geography. This type of high quality education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination to know more about the past, about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Teaching History at our school will help pupils gain a clear knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past. It should demonstrate the skills to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History allows individuals to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversities of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Teaching Geography at our school should equip 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge provides the tools and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and changes over time.
We incorporate these learning experiences by school visits to town buildings and plantation wood, creating houses in parent workshops with the intention to observe our own Great Fire of London. We have professional visitors into school to enhance our learning of the world around us.