Woodfield Primary School

History and Geography

History at Woodfield teaches children a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past, our local area, and that of the wider world. Through our local history studies, children develop knowledge and a sense of self-esteem and  pride in our local history. We aim to inspire curiosity in children and a desire to ask questions, assess evidence, debate ideas and develop perspective and judgement. By learning about the past, the mistakes, challenges and successes, children develop their skills of empathy and respect, and by developing an understanding of the past and the diversity of society, children are better placed to face potential challenges of the future and consider ways to overcome difficulties. Kindness, empathy for others, and use of good manners is reinforced through collaborative teaching strategies, through which children are expected to apply themselves and work hard.

A historian leaving Woodfield at the end of Year 6 understands how patterns are evident through history, and can talk knowledgably about different societies and civilizations over time. They understand chronology and can explain how viewpoints, evidence and perspective can influence and distort judgements.

 

The Geography Curriculum is designed to develop in children an awareness of their own environment and personal self-esteem and pride in their community. We aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, equipping them with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Learning in Geography includes the use of maps, diagrams and globes and considers the interaction between physical and human geographical features of the world. Children’s work on sustainability and opportunities to join the Eco Team develops their empathy and understanding of challenges facing both the world and their local environment. Kindness, empathy for others, and use of good manners is reinforced through collaborative teaching strategies, through which children are expected to apply themselves and work hard.

A geographer leaving Woodfield knows the continents of the world and can talk about some of its most significant human and physical features, using geographical vocabulary. They are able to use, read and understand features of maps, and use globes and atlases and fieldwork in geographical enquiry.

 

 Please see below for the whole school curriculum map.