History and Geography are now taught as separate subjects, though links are made between the subjects. For example, children will learn about the geography of Egypt before learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Children are given the opportunity to study a range of time periods, questioning the impact and influence people and events from the past have on our lives today. Both the UK and other countries throughout the world are investigated, with localities contrasted. An emphasis is placed on using geographical vocabulary to interpret maps, describe physical features and understand the impact humans have had on their environment.
Children are encouraged to lead their own learning, investigate questions independently, work within groups and take part in workshops and visits linked to the theme being studied. Our school grounds have been developed to include an Anderson Shelter and archeological dig in order to give children a hands-on approach.
Computing is interwoven throughout, with videos, CD-ROMs, green screens and websites used to bring distant times and countries to life.