History and Geography
In their learning about history children are given opportunities to develop their sense and understanding of chronology. Through study of various historical periods, they gain a range and depth of historical knowledge and understanding. When looking at books, pictures and films they are encouraged to ask historical questions and as they grow more mature begin to understand that history is open to interpretation.
Geographical studies develop children's interest in the world around them. They learn about physical features and the effects of human activities on the landscape both close to home and in locations that are more distant. The skills they are taught include mapping skills, fieldwork skills, enquiry skills, recording skills and Information Technology. First-hand experience is greatly valued. The children make good use of the school and its grounds, the local area and visits are made to other areas further afield to study coasts or urban locations for example.