Geography & History

We use a topic based approach, linking with texts studied in English and teach key skills in geography (local knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography, geographical skills and fieldwork) and history (chronology, enquiry, interpretation, organisation and communication) through selected topics. Where possible, we enrich children’s learning experiences through visits and visitors. Currently, we are developing our curriculum to include ‘Forest School’ and ‘Beach School’ experiences for all children, with two members of staff recently undertaking training which will be shared across the school. In keeping with our vision, we want our children not only to learn about the past, but consider what we can learn from the past in order to make the world a better place for the future. Similarly, as children learn about key environmental issues, we encourage positive action for change through our school council. Children often choose to pursue this outside of school through ‘beach cleans’ and fundraising which we recognise and celebrate in our assemblies and newsletters.