History and Geography are the key drivers behind the topics studied in the Creative Curriculum. We have Creative Curriculum weeks at the start of five of our terms. We attempt to provide children with opportunities to experience geography and history first hand. We have the quality mark for both History and Geography at a Gold level.
In Geography, children are taught to develop knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including their defining physical and human characteristics. They are taught how to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, such as maps, diagrams, globes or aerial photographs. They are also taught how to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
For History, in Key Stage 1 children learn about the lives and lifestyles of familiar people in the recent past and about famous people and events in the more distant past, including those from British history. In Key Stage 2, children learn about people and important events and developments from recent and more distant times in the locality, in Britain and in other parts of the world. Children learn about historical enquiry by looking at as many real sources as possible and by recreating events from the past.