Humanities

Geography, history, R.E. and PSHCE are studied at Acorns using a cross-curricular approach where possible.

The impact of the World Wars on Shropshire is explored including the experience of child refugees escaping the conflict in Germany to Trench Hall (now Woodlands School at Wem) and the united efforts made by the armed forces (consolidated by a visit to RAF Museum at Cosford).

Map skills are developed using local areas such as the Long Mynd as a focus whilst investigation of Shrewsbury and Oswestry examine the development of towns using buildings such as castles and manor houses as gateways to the past.

Pupils are encouraged to discuss global religions through exploration of festivities through traditional stories, artefacts and, where possible, first-hand experience.

PSHCE – which covers personal, social, health and citizenship issues – is formally explored using various approaches –  taught lessons, individual research, input from specialists, and group formats such as circle time.  Positive relationships with peers and staff are encouraged throughout the school day with additional support and guidance given as and when needed.  Pupils are given the opportunity to regularly reflect on their own performance, reactions and decisions.