Humanities

Each year, the staff at Slingsby C P work hard to plan exciting and engaging history, geography, PSHCE and RE lessons.

History

In history we bring the curriculum to life through visits and historical interpreters who visit school with artefacts. We work closely with the village Historical Society to ensure that the children who attend our school, regardless of where they live, understand the richness of history which runs through the community.

Geography

In geography we study local, national and global places and look at how lives are different. We also study our locality and have talks from the local history group who can explain geographical features, which link in with history.

RE

In RE we discuss the values and celebrations of faiths and cultures in our diverse world. We enjoy bringing these festivals to life by exploring them through craft and other hands on activities. We follow the North Yorkshire Syllabus for RE, which covers a multitude of faiths and beliefs. The pupils of Slingsby C P have an assembly each week in either the village church or chapel. These assemblies are organised and run by our local community.

PSHCE

The Slingsby Values for Life have a strong part to play in our PSHCE lessons, as do British Values. We study how to deal with life, worries and moral dilemmas. This is done through a variety of visitors such as NSPCC, CEOP (internet safety) and the York/Selby Magistrate Court. We also have discrete lessons dedicated to this theme. Healthy living, exercise and eating is also a theme that the children are taught.