We have adopted a cross curricular approach to the teaching of Geography & History– linking them closely with Art & Design and Design Technology to create a topic based approach to these aspects of our teaching.
We make excellent use of local facilities to enhance teaching and learning – making visits to Scaplens Court, a residential visit to Leeson House, Streetwise, Wimborne, local shops, Churches, Parks, Upton Country Park, Hengistbury Head and many more
Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop knowledge of the location of globally significant places
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
History aims to ensure that all pupils:
- know and understand the history of these islands, how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
- know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world
- understand historical concepts, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
- understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used
- gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.