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Hello and welcome to the Humanities page.
This Faculty deals with those areas of the curriculum delivered through the subjects of History and Geography.
Giving children a sense of place and an appreciation of their social communities in the context of the wider world and how these have changed and developed over time is what we aim for and promote.
Through the work of the Faculty we provide opportunities to enhance the children’s potential to become effective, caring participants in society and to promote continuing study and interests for life.
At Emmaus our vision is for all of our children to have an understanding of our past and how History will shape their future. We encourage children to be interested and excited to learn about the past. Our History curriculum encompasses topics which foster awe and wonder and drive children to ask questions linked to the period they are studying. This will also be done by using a range of resources that will bring history to life, for example: photographs, diaries, newspaper articles, music, school trips and handling real objects from the past. The History topics will help children to gain an understanding of the complexity of people’s lives and the process of change; as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Our vision here at Emmaus is that through our inspiring and investigative Geography lessons our children will have a clear understanding of how the world works. Geography can produce those awe and wonder moments and it has the potential to capture the minds of children like no other subject. At Emmaus, our children will explore their own locality, the United Kingdom and it’s capital cities, identify seasonal weather patterns and look at hot and cold areas of the globe all before they end Key Stage 1. As they move on, children will extend their knowledge to a wider area of the globe and look at human and physical features of our planet. They will look at the impact of time zones; understand the significance of latitude and longitude as well as being able to locate different countries and their borders. Children will study physical changes in and on the Earth as well as economic activity (including the distribution of food, energy and water.)