As a whole school we are embarking on a journey around the world to focus all our learning in each subject. Each year group will focus on an area of the world each term under the following topics; on our doorstep (local), down the road (national) and across the water (international). This allows are children to be fully immersed in a rich, creative and exciting curriculum and environment. Please see indvidual year groups' curriculum maps on their class pages to see their topic coverage across the foundation subjects.
At Hartford Primary School, we aim to provide a high-quality education that helps children to gain coherent knowledge about Britain's past and the wider world. Children will learn the historical skills that will allow them to understand the history of Britain in a clear and chronological narrative. This allows our children to see important events in time whilst learning about significant events, people and places. We aim to get the children to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarities and differences and significant events and use these to make connections and pose historically valid questions . By posing these questions, we use historical enquiry and evidence to back up historical claims and learn how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been made (NC 2014).
The history curriculum has been seperated according to the Key Stage that the children are in and the curriculum is made up of both statutory and non-statutory elements. The statutory elements of the curriculum are key and must be taught to our children, these are what forms the basis of the teaching at Hartford Primary School. Please see the attachement below for our whole school overview.
Our Geography curriculum aims to inspire children to become curious and fascinated with the wider world and the people who live there. We equip the children with the correct knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, environments and the earth's key physical and human processes. Children will learn about globally significant places, how they have changed through time and how they differ from where they live. We aim to provide the children with the competence to collect, anaylse and communicate data via fieldwork that helps them to understand the geographical processes.
By giving the children the opportunities to experience a wide range of geographical information, such as maps, diagrams, globes, aerial pictures and drawings from the past, they can then pose and use answer questions. By being able to gather this information, we allow the children to communicate this via map working, number work, written narrative and using ICT.
By the end of KS1 and KS2, children will have learned about a local study that is relevant to the Hartford area that allows them to see how it has changed and what were the major influences that has shaped where they live. In accordance with this, all year groups attend trips linked to our topics such as the World Museum, Jodrell Bank, Chester Zoo, Beeston Castle and residentials in years 2, 4 and 6. In addtion to this we have in-school experiences which include, Living History Hub for the Stone Age and Ancient Greeks and many more. This allows the children to experience what it would have been like to live in the past and how that differs from their lives now. By becoming 'history detectives' they place the story in to history and start to understand the narrative of those who lived before them.
For more information regarding the history and geography curriculum, please contact Miss Mullins and Mrs Richardson.