“I looked at books, I looked at maps, I looked at atlases, I enjoyed that. But the thing that inspired me the most of all was being taken from school into the local area to look at nature, to look at the way the land looked, to understand the geography, to walk up little hills and streams and see how the ecological system worked, look at the environment” – Michael Palin
Our Geography curriculum aims to develop children’s understanding from an early age this includes children in our Nursery setting. We encourage and develop our geographical understanding through asking questions about our unique, local and comparing it to different locations around the UK and globe. We make links between observations and how maps are used to survey the land accurately and begin to understand how simple directions build up to locating features on a map/atlas.
Geography is taught in blocks each half term alternating with history. We aim to provide field work and trips to support our teaching termly, for example visiting the local beach to read maps, visiting local places such as the harbour to develop geographical observations and residentials to places outside of our county such as Manchester or London.
“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future” – Theodore Roosevelt
Our History curriculum helps pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and inspire our children’s curiosity to know more about the past. We aim to support children in becoming equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, and develop perspective and judgement through having an awareness of how things have changed from the past.
History is taught in blocks each half term alternating with Geography. We aim to provide hands on experiences by including visits where children can see and handle historical artefacts and begin to understand the footprints left from the past and determine the legacy they want to leave for future generations.