Geography at Oldhill
“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”
(National Curriculum, 2014)
At Oldhill, our curriculum provides a range of diverse activities through which children learn about their immediate environment as well as those in other parts of the world.
At Key Stage One children, develop their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They develop their understanding through basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness. This continues in Key Stage Two where pupils broaden their geographical knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom, Europe and North and South America. Children are encouraged to explore the world they live in and to have fun. To ensure this is consistent throughout the school, school leaders monitor the impact of our curriculum through regular monitoring, that includes listening to the voice of our children.
History at Oldhill
‘History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time’ (National curriculum, 2014).
At Oldhill children study a variety of historical periods within Britain and the wider world, reflecting the diversity of our community and providing an insight to how history has shaped our lives. Through organised trips outside of the school, children are able to envision, recreate and experience historical events. We study people who have been inspirational throughout history; enabling them to see how they can overcome obstacles and achieve great things in life. Through this, children develop a range of historical understanding and skills.
|Houses of parliament|
|Museum of London|
|Museum of London Docklands|
|The Queen’s Walk|