Welcome to Humanities at Appleton Academy! We look forward to welcoming you in September. In the Humanities Faculty, we have three departments: Geography, History and Religious Education. You will also study PSHCE. Over the next 5 years you will discover how humankind has shaped, and been shaped by, the world around us. Our world is a fascinating place and we want to help you explore it. We love to discuss important issues and share our opinion and are excited about the contributions you will make to our community. It is important we study these subjects to help us understand the world in which we live and prepare ourselves for life in modern Britain.
There are some links at the bottom of this page for you to begin to complete some introductory work. Please don't forget to scroll down to the bottom.
Over the next 5 years in geography you will:
explore different places including continents & major countries as well as considering your local environment
develop an understanding of global geographical issues such as sustainability, climate change and resource management and consider how these impact on your lives
understand the formation of landscapes and environments and the interaction between physical and human processes
learn and practice geographical skills including map work, collecting & analysing data and have the opportunity to carryout fieldwork
Over the next 5 years in history you will:
explore the past of this country and of others, and will develop and practise lots of skills including using sources (documents, pictures or objects) from the past and making judgements about events and people.
work out how and why things happened, and how they affect us now.
Learn in a variety of ways, including group work, individual reading and writing, games and quizzes.
have the opportunity to participate in trips and we also offer an extra-curricular history club for you to do some of your own research and follow your own interests.
Over the next 5 years in religious education you will:
develop an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life, exploring how people choose to live and why they choose to live this way.
make links between your lives and those of others in your community to help you understand the relevance religion and belief still have in a modern world.
study the major world religions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
explore issues of morality (doing the right thing) as well as exploring why some people choose not to follow a religion.
Over the next 5 years in PSHCE you will:
find out more about yourself, your rights and responsibilities, and relationships in order to allow us to keep you safe, develop positive, healthy lifestyles, and participate effectively as citizens of modern Britain.
have lots of opportunities for discussion and debate, allowing you to develop your speaking and listening skills, and the chance to talk about issues affecting modern society in a safe space
learn about building positive relationships, sex education and drug and substance abuse. We will also explore the importance of mental health and how issues such as bullying can affect this. In a world increasingly influenced by the media, we will explore the impact this has on your lives.
understand about financial management and living a healthy lifestyle.
Take a look at our transition documents where you will:
meet the Humanities team
find our linked reading list
lots of activities for you to complete to help you prepare for September
Your work can be uploaded to the Year 6 Noticeboard on the Transition introduction page or use the links on the activities to submit your work If you have any issues with the work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get back to you.