We have a strong Humanities curricula, where we teach that history is about real people and events in the past; Geography is linked where possible to outdoor learning and conservation and our Religious Education allows children to share and celebrate their faith, including those of the broad Christian values that our school follows.
History is about real people who lived, and real events which happened in the past. History fires the children's curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in the contemporary world. Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people's actions.
|Year 1||The Gunpowder Plot||Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole||Norman Knights and Castles|
|Year 2||1665 Plague and The Great Fire of London|
(St Paul’s Cathedral and Pudding Lane)
|The Age of the Dinosaurs||Seaside Holidays in the Past|
Britain at War: The Home Front (Evacuation Day)
|The Romans in Britain and the Celts||Anglo-Saxons and Vikings Invaders|
|Year 4||The Early Britons|
(The Henley Rowing Museum)
|Year 5||The Tudors|
|Ancient Greece||Ancient China|
|Year 6||Reading and Caversham||The Aztecs||Building Modern Britain|
By the time our pupils reach the end of KS2, they will have had the opportunity to receive a broad and inclusive religious education.
We teach about all the major religions. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism are taught. We celebrate some of the main religious and cultural festivals such as Eid and Ramadan, the story of Ramu and Sita, Sukkot, the Chinese New Year and Diwali.
Our pupils visit Queen Anne’s Chapel for Harvest, Christmas and Easter celebrations. We also visit over their time at school, religious buildings of the other main world religions.
Visitors from different faiths visit us. For example, the local Rabbi or a parent to share their religious traditions. For example during the Chinese New Year.
|Year 1||Gifts, Giving and Christmas||Easter and Surprises||Old Testament Stories|
|Year 2||Nature and God + Christmas||Islam||Places of Worship|
|Year 3||Religious Customs around the World including Christmas||Hinduism||Sikhism|
|Year 4||Buddhism||Christianity||Food, Feasts and Fasting|
|Year 5||Judaism||Creation Stories||The Parables|
|Year 6||Pilgrimages||The Miracles||Religion and Art and Music|
Geography covers four areas of learning.
|Year 1||The United Kingdom||Weather and Seasons||Barnaby Bear in Caversham|
(Bluebell Line Train Trip)
|An Island Home||The British Seaside and Coastline|
|Year 3||The Continent of Africa (and Fair Trade)||Volcanoes and Earthquakes||Map Skills|
|Year 4||The Arctic and Antarctic||Spain||The Continent of Asia|
|Year 5||Across the English Channel||Reading|
(Skern Lodge, Devon)
|Year 6||Rivers, Seas and Oceans||Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest|
(Skern Lodge, Devon)
|The Global Climate|