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History & Geography

The aim of History and Geography at Connor Downs Academy is to give the children a wider perspective on their world and to provide the beginnings of an understanding of the human situation.

 

Alongside important historical and geographical knowledge of people, places and events, children are encouraged to develop transferable skills they can use across the curriculum and in later life, such as perceptive questions, thinking critically and weighing evidence.

 

Also, by stimulating their interest of other times and places children develop an awareness of themselves in relation to their community and the part they can play in it.

 

Throughout the year annual events, such as Historical Fun Friday and World Aims Week allow the children to be immersed in the learning within a rich and effective environment. Staff and children ‘become’ people from different times and places, researching costume, culture, beliefs and origins that extend their learning beyond the classroom. During World Aims Week we focus on learning for a better world and increase understanding that we have a part to play as responsible citizens. The week involves lots of cross- curricular events, team building, location studies, survival challenges and human rights.

 

Around the World club, which runs weekly throughout the year, provides further inspiration and learning for our young geographers.