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Humanities

History

History fires children’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. In studying History, children consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions.

Geography

In Geography, children develop knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills.

The school aims to use the immediate local area, as well as London’s rich historical and geographical resources, to extend children’s knowledge and experience.

Religious Education

Religious Education enables children to acquire a knowledge and understanding of religious insights, beliefs and practices, so that they are able to continue in, or come to, their own beliefs. They also learn to respect other people who hold different beliefs from their own.

Assembly/Collective Worship

It is a legal requirement that schools hold a daily assembly which includes an act of collective worship which is broadly Christian in character. Within our community we have many faiths, all of which are valued, and therefore assemblies are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to all members of the school. All major festivals are acknowledged, whether they are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu.

Our School Prayer

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from assemblies, although we hope they will not do so, as they are a time when the school gathers together as a whole and when moral and social values are reinforced.

A ‘Good Book’ assembly is held each Wednesday, when good effort, progress or behaviour is acknowledged and recorded in our ‘Good Book’.

Class assemblies are held each Friday and are very well attended by parents. These provide the children with an excellent opportunity to present their learning in a visual and creative way to the rest of the school.

In addition, a special ‘Improvement Assembly’ is held once a term to acknowledge the signignificant progress made by individual children, and this is followed up with a letter to parents.