History and Geography
Both our History and Geography curricula are taught through a variety of exciting units that are covered each half term. Some units are linked with study in English or Science, to create a ‘topic’, others will be taught discretely.
Our aim is to encourage the children to be curious about the world, other cultures and different nations, sparked by a stimulating curriculum spanning from the Ancient World to the present day.
“The more you know about the past, the better equipped you are for the future”
– Theodore Roosevelt
History is a popular and important subject at Servite. As well as the opportunity to study key periods of British and ancient civilisations, there are many opportunities for pupils to gain a sense of chronology and historical perspective through the texts studied in English and the elements of history embedded across different units.
Over the course of their school career, pupils will have the opportunity to make numerous educational visits to places of historical interest.
Our younger children focus on the significant events in British history – from World War I to the Great Fire of London - and other key events from around the world.
We also learn about the interesting lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
In Key Stage Two, the children continue to develop a secure understanding of British, local and world history. They begin to look at patterns and trends over time and develop the use of historical skills and historical terminology.
“Without Geography, you’re nowhere.”
– Jimmy Buffett
Geography teaching at Servite aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about a range of natural and human environments, places, people, and resources, combined with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
The aims of teaching geography in our school are:
To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans.
To give a particular focus to the study of local geography to enable children to understand and appreciate their locality.
To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place can change over time.
To develop the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems.
To enable children to progressively develop their geographical skills (including fieldwork) throughout their school journey.