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History & Geography

At Coleham we aim to develop a secure understanding and awareness of chronology and the passing of time.  We want the children to understand local, national and world events from the past which have had an impact on their lives.  We do this by teaching topics carefully chosen from The New National Curriculum.

We want to develop the children’s geographical vocabulary and their vocabulary related to the passing of time to ensure the appropriate use of historical terms.

The children will study the lives of significant men and women in the past who have contributed to National and International achievements and study features of the past, the nature of ancient civilisations- their expansion and dissolution.  The children will explore why people did things, research causes and make links between events: begin to explore bias and historical interpretation.

The children will have opportunities to explore and question a range of primary and secondary historical and geographical sources and develop their skills of organisation, communication and representation.

The children also gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts undertaking studies about democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of other faiths and beliefs.

We ignite the children’s interests and deepen their understanding of the past by arranging historical and geographical trips and visits allowing access to high quality first hand experiences which use a range of source information to help them with their enquiry based learning.