Year 1 or 2 Humanities

The benefits of studying Lower Primary Humanities

Our Primary Humanities homeschooling course will start to develop in your child an awareness and knowledge of the world.

This course covers the requirements of the English National Curriculum for Geography and History over two years and aims to enable children to:

  • Develop knowledge of the key human and physical features of their local area alongside developing their early fieldwork skills;
  • Explore how life is different in contrasting locations across the world;
  • Develop an interest in the past and learn about events and significant people in world history;
  • Explore different aspects of how everyday life has changed over time;
  • Develop chronological understanding and begin to consider the different interpretations of history

Once completed, our Lower Primary Humanities homeschooling course lays the foundations for children to transition smoothly to our Upper Primary History and Geography courses.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of Lower Primary courses.

Key topics covered

Year 1 – Field work in the local area, significant world events, investigating individuals from the past.

Year 2 – Contrasting the local area with locations around the world, investigating the importance of key world events, learning about significant individuals and their contribution to the world we know.

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Allow for up to 2 hours of study time per week for you and your child to complete each year of Lower Primary Humanities;
  • Your child should be able to complete each year of the course in 9 months.

Course samples

Course Fees

The Wolsey Hall approach to reading and phonics is especially well designed. Wolsey approaches learning letter sounds in “layers”. This has made it possible for our daughter to learn to read in a matter of weeks without being overwhelmed. We find it remarkable that our 4 year old daughter is reading small books all on her own with confidence and enjoying it very much.
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Correne Hankins – Primary Homeschooling Parent