At St John & St James', our humanities curriculum is intended to deliver a breadth of knowledge through broad and varied content that shapes the students’ vision of how they perceive the world around them both past and present and how this shapes and impacts on their everyday lives. We also seek to provide a knowledge that takes children beyond their everyday experiences, regardless of their background, in order to promote social mobility for all our pupils. Through a rich exposure to stimulating history and geography topics, discovered through educational visits, visitors, enquiries, workshops and exploration, children develop a fascination about the world they live in. A clear and carefully thought out skills and knowledge progression across the key stages also allows for a rich understanding of concepts and vocabulary which are consolidated and developed as they advance through the school. By guiding the learning through key questions, children build on prior learning and are introduced to new knowledge every lesson that gradually increases their capacity to respond to the key question in a comprehensive manner by the end of the topic.