Geography is concerned with the study of people and places and the interaction between them. It has an important role to play in the curriculum as its central ideas can help children gain an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the world in which they live.
Children study aspects of physical, human and environmental Geography so that they develop a sense of place through studying the local environment and the wider world; they develop a concern for the quality of the environment and thereby enhance their sense of responsibility for the earth and its peoples. Geography is taught through a range of engaging cross-curricular topics.
History is the study of how people lived and acted in the past. It involves finding and evaluating evidence to interpret the past.
Children are taught History through cross-curricular topics. By finding out about the past, children learn about the development of societies throughout the world, develop respect for and tolerance of other people and cultures, develop a concept of time and chronology and understand the relationships between events of the past and present day life.
Class 5 loved using the tablets to research a WW2 soldier.
Class 1 enjoyed conducting a traffic survey to find out which vehicles drive past our school.
PCSO Nicola Stuchfield worked with Class 6 to measure the speed of vehicles on the A153. We have been exploring the issue of speeding along the local road and with her help we were able to use the speed device to collect data. We have also created some surveys to find out people's opinions about the safety of the road which runs through the centre of our village.
Humanities week 11th May
Class 2 designed animal enclosures for Mrs Davey, as she wanted to make our field more interesting!! The children chose an animal and designed an enclosure to suit the needs of the animal.
Dinosaur fossils 26 June
Class 1 were interested to find out how palaeontologists learn about dinosaurs. We had a go at excavating fossils (we had to be very patient and careful) and then we made salt dough to make our own fossils.
The Humanities Curriculum Team got together with their governor and talked about what History and Geography learning they have enjoyed at school. Here were some of their best bits:
Finley: We found out about the Great Fire of London and made the houses. The firemen came and we watched them burn.
Alfie: I loved the Egyptians. We had to find the secret passcode, it was in calligraphy.
Bradley: I liked going to Magna.
Josephine: We went in the sandpit and found a Canopic Jar. Jed Jaggard told us about Cleopatra.
Peter: I like using the computer to do research.
Shay: I liked learning about volcanoes. We made them!