In Learn Together we follow a topic based approach to the curriculum of Geography and History making links to other subjects where appropriate. Topics have been carefully selected so that there is even coverage of the National Curriculum, opportunities to explore ideas in depth, revisit and expand upon previous learning and make links between subjects. Cross-curricular work offers a creative way to develop children's knowledge, skills and understanding while motivating them to learn through stimulating, interconnected topics.
Geography is concerned with developing knowledge and understanding of peoples and places, patterns and processes i.e. is the study of real places at different scales and of how people living there are influenced by, and affect the environment of those places. Geography helps people to develop an understanding of the world around them, how it was formed, how it is changing and of their place in it. Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and all other continents. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge. Pupils at Fallings Park are less likely to experience wider opportunities in Geography, in particular the experiences involving visits to areas of geographical importance
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Pupils at Fallings Park are less likely to experience wider opportunities in History, in particular the experiences involving visits to museums.
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