These curriculum areas are concerned with the study of the world around us, the people that live in our world and civilisations in the past.  Our work usually starts from the children’s understanding and is based on their first-hand experiences.  We move from these locally focused topics or projects to broader approaches as the children progress through school.  Work may be linked to local and global issues.  A topic or project may cover many curriculum areas and sometimes may be biased towards one area.  Cross-curricular links are important throughout all key stages.  Over the course of a year, there will be a balance of subject content so that the children experience at least one  history focus, and  at least one geography focus.

 

The teaching and learning programmes not only cover facts about these areas, but also develop skills such as the use of reference texts including CD ROM’s, evaluation of evidence, conducting experiments and recording work in an imaginative and presentable way.  The ability to co-operate and collaborate with other children is an important part of the work.  Starting points for such work may include local visits, DVDs and visitors to school.

 

 

Towards the end of Key Stage 2, the older children will have moved towards some more clearly defined areas of work in history and geography in preparation for their move to secondary school.

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