History and Geography
‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’ Theodore Roosevelt
History is a subject that forms the bedrock of our understanding of the culture and the world around us. It helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups.
At St James, we aim to provide high-quality history lessons that inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology and build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world. We want our children to be motivated to learn about and from, the past. Within our history topics, our children will learn to be critical thinkers, use evidence and sources to support the knowledge. They will gain essential vocabulary alongside a secure knowledge of chronology across time.
‘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’. DFE
At St James Primary School, we aim to offer a Geography curriculum that deepens pupils understanding of the world around them and their place in it. Through the study of natural and human environments, as well as physical and human processes, our desire is to provide our children with a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in.
By teaching our children about diverse places, people and resources we seek to create a life-long love of the subject. We provide our children with the subject specific language they need to describe, question and discuss the world and pupils are encouraged to use their voice to debate a range of issues that affect the lives of people around the world today.