Humanities (History and Geography)

 

"Geography has made us neighbours. History has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has joined together let no man put asunder." 

-John F Kennedy 

 

 

At Christ Church we believe that children learn best when they are immersed fully in their learning and as such pupils are taught the knowledge and skills of history and geography through Topic based cross-curricular lessons.

Each year group has the opportunity to take part in Topic immersion days. This includes Egyptian days, Roman days and Space Exploration Days as well as investigation and research about World War 2, the Battle of Britain and The Americas. We also organise a whole school Easter Egg Hunt where the children will need to use orienteering skills to find the eggs hidden in the school grounds! This year we are planning a whole school commemoration of World War 1 (1916)

Our curriculum is enriched even further with the addition of visits to sites of local historical interest such as the Roman museum in Canterbury and the Ramsgate Tunnels. We believe that these opportunities are what brings the past to life for our pupils and ensures that they not only achieve as much as they possibly can in History and Geography but also that they get the maximum enjoyment from their time here. Year 4 also compare Ramsgate and London involving trails and mapping activities.

Recently children at Christ Church are even choosing their own aspects of their topics to study during the term. This is an exciting chance for the pupils to have complete ownership of their learning. Our creative teachers ensure that the skills and new National Curriculum requirements for both History and Geography are woven into these new topics whilst the children study something that they are totally engaged with and which is relevant to their lives. To find out more please look at the cuuriculum jigsaws for each year group.

year3paint

 Year 3 painted scenes around the UK

year4romans 

Year 4 wrote about The Romans

 year5clay

Year 5 made clay masks on a visit to Dover museum.

year6maps 

Year 6 made contour maps. 

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