History and Geography

Geography

In our Geography curriculum we strive to create opportunities which will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Our aims will:

  • equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments
  • contribute to a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes
  • explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Through their learning, our children will:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world
  • recognise that such processes bring about spatial variation and change over time

As part of our cross curricular approach, some of our ‘themes’ taught will have a strong Geographical focus and will be taught in blocks of work across the year. Each unit of learning will be planned based on key Geographical skills that we aim to develop throughout the child’s Geography learning journey.

Geography Curriculum Statement

“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.”

National Curriculum

Aims

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
    • 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

Geography Curriculum Map 2019 2020

History

“You have to know the past to understand the present.”
Carl Edward Sagan

We believe in providing children with a thorough understanding of the world they live in and a sense of identity and heritage. Allowing pupils to learn about how British, local and world History has influenced the present, provides skills that will prepare them for adult life.  Within our History curriculum, children develop their curiosity of the past by examining sources through child led enquiry and independent research.

Aims

  • To develop curiosity
  • To learn about important events in the past
  • To understand local History
  • To become investigative
  • To have a good chronological understanding

Together we will:

  • Work in partnership with families and the wider community to achieve the highest standards of learning and behaviour.
  • Develop and maintain an ethos of mutual respect and promote self-esteem, responsibility, independence and confidence whilst recognising individual strengths.
  • Build on the positive relationships with home and the wider school, national and global communities to promote respect and inclusion for all.
  • Prepare all children for the challenges ahead, embracing technology and promoting a life-long love of learning

History Curriculum Map