Humanities & Languages

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Humanities & Languages Team

Mat Harts, Karen Blease, Morag Flower, Becky Drew, Jo Stevens, Wayne Bennett, Sian Tennant

Through their study of the Humanities, our pupils develop an in depth body of knowledge and related skills to help them make sense of the complex world we live in. They explore issues affecting the lives of people in the past, present and future, across a range of cultures. As active learners working within an enquiry led approach, they develop questioning, investigative and critical thinking skills, with emphasis placed on first-hand experiences and fieldwork. Tolerance and a recognition of different viewpoints are embraced within the context of reflection on our values and responsibilities as unique individuals, as members of different social groups and as human beings.

Phonics and Reading

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) Education

At Bluecoat we use the SCARF programme to deliver the PSHE curriculum - Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship.

This is a whole-school approach to behaviour, safety and learning, emotional literacy, and improving mental and physical wellbeing. A whole-school approach is vital to improving children’s emotional health and wellbeing, helping to keep them safe, improve behaviour and raise achievement, as children's emotional health and wellbeing has a huge impact on their ability to learn. Children are encouraged to talk about their emotions, challenge each other's feelings and nurture a sense of belonging through caring and respecting differences.

With six mini topics that cover each half term, the children all take part in sessions on Valuing Differences, Keeping Myself Safe, Right and Responsibilities, Being my Best, Growing and Changing, Me and My Relationships.