At St John and St James Primary, we believe that high quality history lessons will enable children to be inspired by the events in the past through an enquiry based curriculum. In line with the National Curriculum, History is carefully planned in order for children’s current learning to link back to their previous learning, which enables children to know more, remember more and understand more. Our aim at St John and St James Primary school is to ensure that our pupils have a coherent understanding of British history, including local history, and the wider world, which will help the students to develop their skills in enquiry, evaluation and argument. Through the History curriculum, children will develop their sense of identity from learning about the past.
Also, St John and St James aims to ensure that all children have access to the statutory Geography National Curriculum. All teachers will provide quality lessons that will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world. Lessons will 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. Teaching will mark all Geography work with specific next steps, to ensure that children are challenged and they have also understood what they have learned in lessons. All staff will regularly assess children’s attainment in Geography through the National Curriculum requirements and will feel confident in doing so. All Geography resources will be available for teachers and children alike.
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During our Geography lessons we used globes and atlases to find different locations.