We follow a topic based approach to the curriculum for Geography and History making links to other subjects where appropriate. Topics have been carefully selected so that there is even coverage of the National Curriculum, opportunities to explore ideas in depth, revisit and expand upon previous learning and make links between subjects. In English children study quality books, plays and poems that are chosen to deepen children’s understanding of the topic and are given opportunities for cross curricular writing. All topics are built around planned practical learning opportunities such as field work, museum visits and workshops that enrich children’s learning further. We take full advantage of our location in the heart of London through curriculum topics that explore the richness of London past and present. The organisation of the curriculum in this way helps knowledge to “stick”, to join up learning and ensure breadth and depth in the study of all subject disciplines. Children are given the opportunity to retrieve facts and knowledge from previous learning.
The topics that the children study are outlined on the full curriculum map and detailed on the class pages.
In the Spring Term children across the school have a topic based upon the National Gallery's Take One Picture project. All the children visit the National Gallery to take part in a workshop session around the current year's painting. They then choose the themes from the painting they would like to explore further and the teacher plans from the children's lead.
History and Geography Policy