Enquiry forms an important part of the pupils’ learning in geography, leading to investigations based on fieldwork and classroom activities and supported by secondary resources where appropriate. Geographical skills are developed through the study of places and themes. Learning begins with the local environment, widening to comparisons with other localities within the UK, a developing country and a European Community country. Through their study, the physical, human and environmental aspects of geography are explored.
The teaching of history introduces children to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past and helps them to develop a sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the wider world. By arousing their interest, children spontaneously ask questions, and can then be guided to analyse the answers they find, and communicate their new knowledge and understanding in an interesting and meaningful way. The use of a variety of historical sources, such as artefacts, buildings, and also a varied selection of educational school visits form an important part of our study, stimulating children’s imagination and making their learning alive and real.
“Pupils have a strong social conscience and good understanding of the wider world community, developed in part through the school’s strong links with schools across the globe.”
School visits and residential journeys for children in Years 4 and 6 support the Foundation Subjects, providing a rich, knowledge and understanding of the cultural and social aspects of the world in which we live.
“…the overwhelming quality of the curriculum is that, as many pupils told us, ‘It is fun!’”