Our adapted History scheme emphasises the importance of chronological knowledge across all strands to support the development of substantive concepts, historical skills and historical enquiry. These strands are interwoven through all our History units to create engaging and enriching learning experiences which allow the children to investigate history as historians do. Lessons are designed to be varied and engaging allowing children to experience the different aspects of an historical enquiry. In each lesson, children will participate in activities involving disciplinary and substantive concepts, developing their knowledge and understanding of Britain’s role in the past and that of the wider world. Children will develop their knowledge of concepts and chronology as well as their in-depth knowledge of the context being studied.
Our adapted Geography scheme has a clear progression of skills and knowledge within the four strands across each year group. Flashbacks ensure prior knowledge is retained in order to contain the learning journey. The skills taught within each year group show how these develop to ensure that attainment targets are securely met by the end of each key stage. Lessons incorporate various teaching strategies from independent tasks to paired and group work, including practical hands-on and collaborative tasks. This variety means that lessons are engaging and appeal to those with a variety of learning styles. Each unit contains elements of geographical skills, map skills and fieldwork to ensure that fieldwork skills are practised as often as possible.