“tHE mORE YOU KNOW ABOUT THE PAST, THE BETTER YOU ARE PREPARED FOR the fUTURE”
Through an enhanced core curriculum, pupils are taught a chronological understanding and develop a knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past, from the Ancient Greeks to modern times. They begin to understand that the past is represented and interpreted in different ways and begin to give reasons for this. Through historical enquiry, our children find out about events and people.
An exciting calendar of visits includes destinations as such as Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House and Ironbridge, together with Year 6 field study trips across the UK.
"hOW DO YOU FIND AMERICA?""turn left at greenland"
Geography encourages our pupils to be interested in their surroundings, to be aware of the condition of the earth’s surface and ponder questions on current issues such as climate change and deforestation. We encourage our pupils to think about the wider world, the quality of our environment, people and habitats. Pupils develop a sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its inhabitants.
Pupils benefit greatly from first-hand experience gained on the many field trips both on and off the island, investigating unique coastal features and defences, exploring environmental issues such as those affecting the Yarmouth's saltmarshes and the changing industry at Ironbridge. Interdependence, sustainability and the effects of other cultures on each other are key interests and through our participation in the Geographical Association’s pilot scheme and we were judged to embed excellent and innovative geography, and support global learning. We were also awarded a gold level Primary Geography Quality Mark with global learning.
Pupils are taught to develop skills in many areas: map work, data handling, IT and the ability to enquire and question effectively. Opportunities to solve problems, question opinions and have lively debate help create confident learners with a real passion for the world around us.