Geography at Hitherfield
The Hitherfield Geography curriculum is designed to provide children with learning opportunities that ‘equip 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’ (National Curriculum, 2014) as well as the key skills to investigate and learn about these.
Our curriculum provides a range of diverse activities through which children learn about their immediate environment as well as those in other parts of the world. We are very proud of our extensive school grounds (including our ‘edible playground’) and our educational visit programme and use these to help children learn geographical skills and develop a respect for our physical world. We are also proud of the wonderful partnerships we have made with schools in France and Tanzania which support the children to develop their curiosity about and understanding of global contexts and issues.
History at Hitherfield
‘History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time’ (National curriculum, 2014).
Our Hitherfield History curriculum is based on this premise. Pupils study a variety of historical periods within Britain and the wider world; reflecting the diversity of the Hitherfield community and providing an insight to how history has shaped our lives. Pupils also study people who have been inspirational throughout history; enabling them to see how they can overcome obstacles and achieve great things in life. Through this, pupils develop a range of historical understanding and skills.