At Monkhouse, our aim is to inspire children’s curiosity to know more about the past. Children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of British and World history. They are taught to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as the challenges of their time.
We introduce children to historical personalities and events through stories, poetry, pictures, t.v, visits to museums and places of historical interest and visits from experts. We also use the children’s own lives and environment to help them learn about the passage of time.
To enhance their understanding and development of historical skills children are encouraged to use a wide range of evidence and sources. Cross curricular links, for example, with geography, art PHSCE and RE are often made to deepen understanding.
Click below to see our History curriculum overview.
Through geography we aim to should inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Children are initially introduced to the local area using a wide range of materials including maps, photographs, written accounts, new technology and visits to areas of geographical interest. We encourage children to appreciate and protect the environment with the starting point being our school. They develop their geographical skills to look at the wider world – both terrestrial and marine.
Teaching equips pupils 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. As they progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Children are equipped with the skills to collect, analyse and communicate a range of data gathered through field work and research.