Throughout the school, our approach to the humanities - history, geography and PRE - is theme-based and takes on a global perspective. This is an exciting development which enables pupils to learn about major global themes through the skills of the three disciplines with an holistic view to help them engage with the world in which we live.
For an outline of the Global Studies curriculum by year group, please see our Curriculum Guides.
SPECIFIC SUBJECT RESOURCES ARE BELOW
This area is being developed.
Geography - The Essentials
Farming (for Ipswich scholars only)
Year 4 Colchester Map Guidance
Scholarship Essay Plans
7 & 8
A general website covering a multitude of Geography topics – it has links to videos and
7 & 8
|www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips||An excellent library of short video clips on a wealth of topics – just type in the topic you want.||All Year Groups|
|Quick revision notes and tests – appropriate for Common Entrance and Scholarship.||Years
7 & 8
Another video based site – just type in a key word (e.g. Earthquakes) and the site will produce a list of short (usually 5 minutes) video films to watch.
Good for Science and other subjects too.
4, 5, 6,
7 & 8
|Some of the Department’s Schemes of Work incorporate Barnaby Bear’s travels.||Years
1, 2, 3,
4 & 5
|Essentially a links based website – all the topics for Common Entrance and Scholarship are covered.||Years
6, 7 & 8
|This site has great map based games. It is suitable for all ages.||All Year Groups|
Philosophy, Religion & Ethics
At Holmwood House we cover many different religions. They include:
We also cover contemporary issues:
- World poverty and environmental issues
- Stewardship of the earth
- Inequality in the world
- Christian response to poverty
- Religious prejudice and the media
- Birth, marriage, infertility and death
The PRE department works closely with the Science, Music, Drama, English, PSHCE and ICT departments.Videos
Parents can click here to see RS videos created by Holmwood pupils on their iPads.