As a school, our aim is to foster in the children a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments. We encourage the children to relate this learning to their own experiences and surroundings. This helps them to identify similarities, differences and patterns in the human and physical activity in our world. In this way, the children develop skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation.
In History, we aim to:
encourage an interest in the past
enable children to learn about significant events in British history and to appreciate how things have changed over time;
develop a sense of chronology;
know how the British system of democratic government has developed and thus contribute to a child’s citizenship education and their understanding of core British values.
understand how Britain is part of a wider European culture and to study some aspects of European history;
have some knowledge and understanding of historical development in the wider world;
help children understand their place within society, so that they develop a sense of cultural heritage;
In Geography, we aim to:
enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of places in Britain, Europe and the wider world;
increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country;
help children to learn mapping skills and take part in fieldwork;
encourage a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means
Teachers use the schemes, Voyagers (Rising Stars) and Hamilton Trust as a basis for their History and Geography planning.