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Guru Nanak Academy trans

Welcome to our Humanities page


We offer children learning opportunities that will help them to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.


Children in Key Stage 1 are taught the following:

  • changes within living memory
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.  Comparing life in different periods
  • significant historical events, people and places in own locality 

Children in Key Stage 2 are taught the following:

  • changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
  • local History Study
  • a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupil's chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • the achievements of the earliest civilizations
  • ancient Greece - a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
  • a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history


We offer children learning opportunities that inspire their curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


Children are taught the following:

  • Locational knowledge - characteristics of the countries in the UK, naming continents, oceans, countries of the world, capital cities, physical and human characteristics, land-use patterns, latitude and longitude, the Equator, Hemispheres, the Tropics, Arctic and Antarctic Circles and time zones.
  • Place Knowledge – understanding geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of an area in the UK and contrasting this with other world locations.
  • Human and Physical Geography - daily and seasonal weather patterns, basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features, the key aspects of physical geography (climate zones, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle), and human geography (settlements, land use, trade links, natural resources distribution).
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork - using world maps and atlases to locate countries and describe features, compass directions, using aerial photographs and plan perspectives, use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study geography of the school and surrounding area, digital/computer mapping, grid references, using sketch maps, plans and graphs to record observations.