Humanities at Stonehill School is taught, through a scheme called Cornerstones. The scheme is used as an aid to support the teaching staff with resources and a bank of ideas with which to cover all the necessary skills and knowledge to develop young, enquiring minds.
Stonehill School provides memorable experiences that go beyond academic and reflect on children’s intellectual and personal development needs and capabilities both now and in the future .We provide them with a clearer understanding of why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world today. We support them to understand why and how things have changed over time to improve our lives and the way we live.
The scheme and teaching staff help the children to gain an historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
The teaching staff also use the scheme to support the children, so that they are competent in the geographical skills they need to: collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data that they gather through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes. They will learn interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS); communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.