These subjects are taught as an integral part of topic work, so that apart from being taught in separate defined lessons, humanities subjects can also be taught alongside other subjects such as Literacy. We aim to develop in our children a strong sense of time and place, both past and present. The children learn about the recent and more distant past and how people's lives have changed over time. The school, villages and surrounding area are studied to learn about homes, communities and the importance of caring for their environment. The children also learn about different kinds of localities and communities, learn to read and make maps and develop a geographical vocabulary.