We aim to stimulate a curiosity about the world; introduce children to people, places and environments and develop an understanding of physical and human landscapes and the impact man has upon their environments.
These core objectives are covered using a wide range of topics including; Rainforests, The Local Surroundings, Polar Regions, The Americas, European countries, China, Ordnance Survey map skills, Rivers, Mountain environments, Weather, and Conservation.
As we are fortunate to have a fantastic site, our pupils appreciate the local environment and many cross curricular aspects of our geography match in very well with our Outdoor Learning lessons that take place in Forest School sessions that occur weekly. Our Year 6 residential visit to one of our National Parks also has elements that lend themselves to experiencing and reinforcing much of what we have covered in lessons.
We encourage the pupils to develop a range of enquiry-based skills in order to understand how people in the past lived their lives, and compare and contrast this with contemporary lifestyles. The ability to use evidence and the reliability of it is one skill we feel is really important, especially when looking at how British History links with that of other European and world countries.
Developing the ability to organise and communicate historical knowledge and understanding orally, visually and in writing is done using a variety of topics such as Stone and Iron Age, The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. We also look at the changes to Britain that took place during the Viking and Saxon Settlers, How the Monarchy has influenced the UK as well as Tudor and Victorian legacy and the effects on life around that time. We also cover World War 2 and the immediate aftermath, especially on the change it brought to Europe.