Geography and History

History

At Christleton, we shape our history curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses the British Values throughout; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills. History is about events that have taken place in the past, whether it is 100 years ago or last week. It is also about people: their actions, lives and the evidence that remains of them people from this country and from other countries around the world. Skills developed through historical enquiry have a wide application to everyday life and historical awareness promotes responsible citizenship.

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Intent

At Christleton Primary, it is our intent to ignite children’s curiosity and fascination about Britain and how it has influenced and been influenced by the wider world; know and understand about significant aspects of the history of the wider world like ancient civilisations and empires; changes in living memory and beyond living memory; learn about the lives of significant people of the past.

Our curriculum will inspire children to become confident, creative and independent learners who can explore the use of different knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas.

The teaching of history at our school is intended to equip children to ask pertinent questions, analyse and challenge evidence, think critically, appreciate different perspectives and develop informed judgments.

We aim to engage children in challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high quality research across a range of history topics. We want children to enjoy and love learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork, visitors and educational visits.

We deliberately foster strong links with our PHSE/Seal/No Outsiders curriculum and British values

 

Implementation

History teaching focuses on enabling children to think as historians. We ensure that history has the same importance given to it as the core subjects and place an emphasis on examining historical artefacts and primary sources. In each key stage we give children the opportunity to visit sites of historical significance linked with eras that are being studied. We encourage visitors to come into the school and talk about their experiences of events in the past. We recognize and value the importance of stories in history teaching and we regard this as an important way of stimulating interest in the past. We focus on helping children understand that historical events can be interpreted in different ways and that they should always ask searching questions, such as ‘how do we know?’, about information they are given.

 

Impact

The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Christleton are equipped with historical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.

We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about history, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.

 

Geography

Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human world using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.As pupils study geography, we encounter different societies and cultures. This helps us to ‘think globally’, realise how nations rely on each other and can inspire us to think about our own place in the world and our responsibilities to the environment. compass work.jpg

 

Intent

At Christleton Primary it is our intent to ignite children’s curiosity about their local environment as well as the rest of the world; its people and its places, resources and environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes.

Our curriculum will inspire children to become confident, creative and independent learners who can develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas.

The teaching of Geography at our school is intended to equip children to ask pertinent questions, analyse evidence, think critically, appreciate different perspectives and develop informed judgments.

We aim to engage children in practical experiences both inside and outside of school through carefully planned fieldwork, educational visits, visitors, experiments and exploration to enhance their learning. We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways.

We deliberately foster strong links with our PHSE/Seal/No Outsiders curriculum and British values.

 

Implementation

Our creative curriculum map has been devised in order to provide a framework for the Geography taught within our school. We implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.  Geography is talk as part of a termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.  We ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. For example, using the local area to follow maps in Key Stage 1, to comparing the similarities and differences in environments and communities in Lower Key Stage 2, through to debating world issues in Upper Key Stage 2.

 

Impact

The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Christleon are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.  We want children to have enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.

 

 

 

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