Our intent in Geography and History is to ensure all pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and vocabulary appropriate to their year group focussing on the key end points.
At Sound and District Primary School, we are passionate about supporting children to develop their skills and knowledge through the programmes of Geography and History. We appreciate and highlight the lifelong skills these subjects can teach us, sharing subject skills, knowledge and experiences to help us to learn more about who we are and the world around us. We learn in these subjects through unit studies with a geographical or historical focus each half term. We understand that through unit work, we undertake learning about the knowledge and skills required by geographers and historians.
Our aim is for the children to develop their understanding of places and environments. Through their geography work they learn about the local area and they compare their life in this area with that in other parts of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. They learn skills such as fieldwork techniques, research skills and map reading while asking and answering a range of geographical questions. Educational visits and residential visits provide children with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills further.
Our history programme aims to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding of the past and create a sense of chronology by studying key events and people. We also provide them with the opportunity to appreciate how things have changed over time. Children are encouraged to develop their skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis and evaluation through the use of both primary and secondary sources to find out about the past. Educational visits also support and extend their experiences of the period of history being covered.
Please find the curriculum planning document for each year group below. Within the documents, there is information about each half term unit and the links to the National Curriculum. The documents include concept and skill progression.
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