Geography and History

Geography

At Lyme we believe that the learning of Geography should inspire pupils to have a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 

Our curriculum follows the New National Curriculum (2014) with Geography being taught both discretely and within other subjects - mainly through our Learning Challenge Curriculum.  All lessons incorporate key skills as well as subject specific skills.

Throughout both key stages the Geography Curriculum will be planned and taught using guidance and advice from the Learning Challenge Curriculum.  Geography taught in Reception will be taught using guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage document.

The curriculum is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in their work. The teacher and learners will use a prime challenge, expressed as a question, as the starting point to a topic. Using the information gained from a pre learning challenge a series of subsidiary challenges are then planned to form the direction of teaching. Allowing the children to guide and build on their prior knowledge, which will engage them in a level of work that is appropriate to their needs.

Aims of Teaching

  • To foster an enthusiasm for and an interest in Geography.
  • To arouse awareness of the local environment.
  • To develop a contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places.
  • To develop an empathy with people from other cultures.
  • To be able to collect, analyse and communicate data gathered from personal experience and fieldwork.
  • To be able to make comparisons between places.
  • To develop geographical skills and language     
     

    History

    At Lyme we aim to seek out the importance of History which should inspire pupils curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. 

    Our curriculum follows the New National Curriculum (2014) with History being taught both discretely and within other subjects – mainly through our Learning Challenge Curriculum.   All lessons incorporate key skills as well as subject specific skills.

    Throughout both key stages the History Curriculum will be planned and taught using guidance and advice from the Learning Challenge Curriculum. History taught in Reception will be taught using guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage document.

    The curriculum is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in their work. The teacher and learners will use a prime challenge, expressed as a question, as the starting point to a topic. Using the information gained from a pre learning challenge a series of subsidiary challenges are then planned to form the direction of teaching. Allowing the children to guide and build on their prior knowledge, which will engage them in a level of work that is appropriate to their needs.

    The new curriculum has a focus on British history so that children at the end of their primary school years have a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to present day and be able to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives. 

    History and English:

    Each topic is carefully planned to allow further opportunities for extended writing. At times throughout the year, the children will produce a piece of writing to use the vocabulary and demonstrate the knowledge that they have learnt in their History lessons. 

    Aims of Teaching

    ·         Know about significant events in British history and aspects of European and world       history. 

    ·         Develop a sense of chronology. 

    ·         Develop an understanding about changes and event in living memory. 

    ·         Learn about significant people from history nationally and globally. 

    ·         Develop an understanding of local history. 

    ·         Develop skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis and evaluation.

Contact the School

Lyme Community Primary

Lyme Street
Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside
WA12 9HD
www.facebook.com/lymeprimary
Office Manager: Sandra Marshall

Tel: 01744 678350