The humanities curriculum encompasses geography, history and religious studies, but also incorporates aspects of philosophy.  It encourages children to develop their sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.


We encourage pupils to think about the environment, the future of the human habitat and how to live in a way that is more sustainable.


Pupils gain knowledge and understanding of places and cultures across the world and humanities lessons at BGS help children understand and make sense of their surroundings, preparing them for living and working in the modern world.


Children develop a sense of chronology and time by building up knowledge of events and people from the past and they learn to appreciate thoughts, beliefs, motives and actions of these people. We encourage our children’s inquiring minds to interpret, explain and ask historical questions, for example “Why did this happen?” and “How do we know this is true?”