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Geography

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Geography at Red Hill

The new National curriculum for Geography states:

Purpose of study

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Our subject leader for Humanities (including geography) is:

Miss Katie Melvin

Our essential learning objectives for Geography at Red Hill Primary school are to enable children:

  • To investigate places
  • To investigate patterns
  • To communicate geographically

Geography is taught in a thematic, cross-curricular way to enable children to make links between subjects and to ensure that learning is meaningful, relevant and interesting.  There are geography topics or significant components taught within every year group’s curriculum at Red Hill.

There will be an allocated week every year when all the children study a region in another part of the world and compare it to the UK. This work will be developmentally appropriate for the children in different year groups.

Children will have the opportunity to share what they have learnt with other classes in the school.

History

The new National curriculum for History states:

Purpose of study

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.

Our subject leader for Humanities (including History) is:

Mr John Polidoro

Our essential learning objectives for History at Red Hill Primary school are to enable children:

  • To investigate and interpret the past
  • To build an overview of world history
  • To understand chronology
  • To communicate historically

History is taught in a thematic, cross-curricular way to enable children to make links between subjects and to ensure that learning is meaningful, relevant and interesting.  There are history topics taught within every year group at Red Hill and we have some themes that are developed as whole school topics to allow our children to share their learning and learn from one another.

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