History and Geography
At St. Mary’s, we follow the National Curriculum for History and Geography. We use enquiry questions to hone our learning, and ensure that we have coverage of key disciplinary and substantive knowledge. We make our history and geography lessons engaging and factual. Key knowledge in conveyed throughout the school, and we ensure that this in not forgotten through our use of retrieval practise in each class.
Trips and visitors are utilised to make learning meaningful and memorable.
Through our History curriculum, we aim to give our children a good knowledge of the local history and how this interweaves with national and international history, making reference to archaeological discoveries and sites available to study nationally and locally. We want to develop their awareness and acceptance of diversity and different cultures by understanding how migration has affected Britain throughout history. We will give them the knowledge to understand what other cultures across the world were achieving and accomplishing at the same time during periods of our history, which will in turn increase children’s understanding and awareness of different cultures.
Through our Geography curriculum, we aim to give our children a good knowledge of local geography and how this relates to our county, our country and the world beyond. We want to give them the opportunities to develop their awareness and acceptance of diversity and different cultures heightened with an understanding of migration and current reasons for migration, including human and physical geographical reasons. We also want them to develop their knowledge of other locations and cultures across the world leading to an increased level of understanding and awareness of the diverse world we live in.