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Humanities Curriculum

Please see below our Humanities Curriculum progression of skills information and overview of themes.


In our History lessons, we encourage the children’s curiosity about the past and the way people lived. In Foundation and Key Stage 1 we begin by teaching the children about the history of their own lives and important family members. We then extend the children to learn about the lives of significant individual both within and beyond living memory. As children move to Key Stage 2, we continue to develop a secure chronological understanding of the past. Throughout the school, we encourage children to ask questions about the past and to assess the reliability of historical sources. We teach the children about local, British and world history, considering the actions of others and relating it to their own experience where possible.


In our Geography lessons, we teach the children about different places, focusing on both the human and physical features of different regions. In Foundation and Key Stage 1, we begin with local geography and our surrounding areas. As the children move to Key Stage 2, they learn about regions beyond the UK to Europe, North and South America, contrasting the different features with their own homes. Across the school, the children will develop their geographical skills including map work, observation, atlases, globes and field work. We aim to encourage the children’s excitement at the world around them, developing an understanding of the world and our responsibilities to preserve it.


At Launde, we follow the ‘Leicestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’. In Foundation stage we begin by encouraging the children to share their own experiences of religion and celebrations. Across their time at Launde we develop the children’s knowledge of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. Children are encouraged to understand and respect different religious beliefs, values and traditions. We discuss the similarities between religions and each other, promoting equality and respect for the opinions of others. The curriculum is enhanced with visits to different religious buildings in the local area to further their understanding.