Prospectus details for Y5 and 6 Learning Journey

Learning Journey overview

At Alvechurch Middle School, History and Geography are taught together as Learning Journey in KS2. Children have the opportunity to explore the humanities subjects through a more topic based approach covering History and Geography through a range of topics over Year 5 and 6.

You can see the units we cover in each year group here Topic Overviews

Our humanities curriculum offers the best of both Geography and History. Children are able to make meaningful links between the two subjects and develop specific skills which are common to both.

A total of three lessons per week are used for Learning Journey including an entire afternoon block – which enables us to delve deeper into each topic. It also allows us to provide more innovative teaching and a variety of ways of delivering the curriculum.

These include :

  • Working independently, in pairs and in groups
  • Looking in detail at a variety of resources
  • Exploring the school site
  • Role play and drama
  • Extended project work
  • Archive film resources
  • Visiting speakers
  • Visits to places which support classroom activities
  • Celebration afternoons (which parents are invited to)

At AMS we have worked hard to create a curriculum which is stimulating, exciting and gives the new experiences of the world around them.

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