Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

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Geography and History

At Holy Family Primary School we believe that children should have a developing interest in God's wonderful world.

In History and Geography, we aim to inspire children's curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

Our Aims: History

The past influences all aspects of our lives. It shapes the customs and beliefs of communities to which we belong. Learning about the past helps pupils make sense of the world in which they live.

In teaching History we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • foster and develop a coherent knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.
  • understand the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
  • know and understand historical concepts such as chronology, change and continuity, cause and consequence.
  • understand that the past shapes the world in which they live to enable them to gain historical perspective.
  • develop the skills of historical enquiry including using evidence to acquire knowledge as a basis for forming an opinion.

Our Aims: Geography

Developing an understanding about location is an important aspect of a child's growing understanding of the world around them. Learning to take care of their world is vitally important for children as well as for future generations. We believe an appreciation of all aspects of God's beautiful world and the responsibility attached to taking care of it for future generations is a vital aspect of a child's education.

In teaching Geography we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places including their defining physical and human characteristics.
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.
  • foster and develop the geographical skills needed to:
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data through experiences of fieldwork and practical activities
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams and globes
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.

Teaching and Learning

How is History and Geography taught across the school?

Our History and Geography curriculum is carefully planned over a two-year rolling cycle in accordance with the programme of study set out in the National Curriculum and builds children's knowledge progressively.

Our curriculum map ensures that while discrete Geography and History skills are covered, the topics we follow allow cross-curricular links wherever possible to help to extend children's learning.

Please look at the individual class pages to find out exactly what each group is covering in History and Geography in the current term

Kids Zone!

Here are some fantastic websites you can visit to help you learn about the past...

Tudor Britain

Geffrye Museum Victorian House

BBC History: Mummy Maker

BBC History: Vikings

BBC History: Famous People

Topmarks History

Crickweb History

BBC History for Kids

Primary Homework Help: History

Here are some brilliant websites you can visit to help you to learn about Geography...

BBC Geography KS1

BBC Geography KS2

National Geographic Kids

Ducksters Geography

Kids Geography

Kids World Travel

If you find a website you think others would like, please tell your class teacher so we can add it to the site.