At our school, history education is fully inclusive for every child. We want children to think and behave like modern historians, questioning their place in the world and how people have shaped its history to evolve the social fabric of society that we have today. We know that this is an intrinsic part of the world in which we live and the need to identify our place within it is important. We strive to ignite pupils’ curiosities about the people and events of the past and aim to inspire them to discover more about the diverse range of hidden, traditionally less well-known figures who have helped to forge it.
Alongside the knowledge, our history curriculum has been designed to progressively build on developing key research skills that pupils will attain as they move through our school. Such examples include developing an understanding of chronology and the role that legacy of key figures have played within the tapestry of history. Our curriculum aims to develop learners’ interpretation skills, enabling them to forensically approach and interrogate a range of historical sources by employing perceptive questioning and critical analysis, and communicating their findings both thoughtfully and concisely.
At the point at which they leave us, we want our young historians to be able to develop open and forward-thinking mind-sets, which are informed by what has gone before.
At Green Street Green Primary School we develop learners who have a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. It allows them to think about how the world is changing. It questions how we, as humans, are impacting upon these changes and helps the pupils begin to understand their own place in our world so that they can become informed and active global citizens. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.
We seek to inspire pupils to be curious about their world and to engage them in outdoor learning and geographical enquiry. At Green Street Green we are fortunate to possess expansive school grounds, which we purposely exploit to support the teaching and learning of geography by giving children a first hand experience. Additionally, learning is enhanced through the use of wider local field trips, which develop a range of investigative and problem solving skills beyond the classroom. Our uniquely designed geography curriculum encourages children to develop a greater understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and man-made environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. It enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive and transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
By the time pupils leave Green Street Green Primary School, they are able to answer the 'big questions' in geography and make links between their cumulative learning and the world around them.