St Catherine’s curriculum intent is rooted in our drivers for our pupils to be: Amazing Adventurers, Confident Communicators, Ready Readers and Writers; being Happy and Healthy; Spiritual and Secure.
At St. Catherine's, we teach Humanities through History and Geography. Each subject has core threads running through our progression from Early Years to Year Six. Topic overviews are provided to clarify what is studied by each year group.
More details about how children learn these subjects follow on the pages specifically for History and Geography.
Please also refer to the National Curriculum programmes of study for each subject.
History Core Threads
Our history curriculum provides for all children using our historical core threads to provide learning coherence with the National curriculum as our starting point we make meaningful connections across subjects to enrich and support knowledge. We review foundational knowledge and skills so that pupils can develop mastery in all subjects through carefully selected vocabulary, sequenced learning and learning that is brought to life through relevant contexts and experiences. Our 2 year rolling program in history is drawn together using our history core threads.
- What does monarchy mean in different civilizations?
- What have the impact of monarchs been in different times and places?
- Who holds power and what does this mean for people in different civilizations?
- How is power shown and used?
- What is democracy?
- How does democracy effect people in different civilisations and times?
- What is invasion?
- What is the impact on people, their lives and rights.
- Where have empires been?
- Why and how have they changed?
- What impact on civilization have empires had?
- How have settlements and cities developed and changed?
- How have governments developed and changed in the UK and in other nations?
- What was life like in different times and places?
- What was believed?
Considering the local, national and global scale and understanding how causes and effects occur at all scales.
- What makes where we live unique and well sort after?
- What attracts tourists to the local area?
- How does tourism support our local area?
What does the UK provide the world?
- How do other people around the world live?
- How are other countries different from the UK?
- How do other countries support worldwide trade?
- What are the locations of the world's continents?
- Where are countries and significant places located on a world map?
- What are the key physical and human characteristics of:
- Key places?
- How are the human and physical worlds connected?
- How are different locations connected at different scales?