At Grange history is taught as a cross-curricular subject, they are topic-based. The new curriculum states that a high quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We ensure our planning and all lessons engage the children about the pas, making good use of sources, cross curricular opportunities and visits to develop the skills and enjoyment in this subject.
From the youngest age history is presented as an exciting narrative and brought alive, whatever period or topic is studied, using: story, film, drama and role play. Some of the exciting ways the children engage in to develop their understanding of the past is clearly illustrated through the stories children tell.
We also ensure that our curriculum is responsive to current event and issues. For example, we studied aspects of Remembrance Day (World War 1) following the exhibition at the Tower of London.
In Geography, children find out about their local environment, national and international cultures through studying a range of topics, including physical, human and environmental geography. They consider contrasting localities, developed and economically developing countries.
Children acquire knowledge and information about the world and they are encouraged to understand and appreciate the differences and similarities between different cultures and places. Where possible we work from first hand experience of our own locality as well as further afield.