At Lyminster Primary School, Geography is taught within the context of a larger topic focus.
Early Years: Children will develop an understanding of the world around them.
Key Stage 1: Pupils will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
Key Stage 2: Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and the wider world. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
Topics studied in each year group and the geographical elements within them, can be viewed in the Key Stage overview below.
At Lyminster Primary School, children have the opportunity to explore history through a wide range of stimulating, enriching and exciting activities. Using the historical skills as a foundation, children have the opportunity to investigate the idea that the story from the past can be told differently and that history is created from the evidence that remains. Within lessons, children must use their learning, imagination and deduction skills to make sense of this incomplete picture and create judgments about the accuracy of evidence from the past.
Within Key Stage One, children have the opportunity to widen their understanding of Britain’s past in the topics of ‘Crowns and Tiaras’ and ‘London’s Burning’. In addition to this, other topics (including ‘How did Nelson Mandella change us?’) enables children to grasps historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance.
In Key Stage Two, children begin to develop a secure understanding of chronology and identify connections, contrasts and trends over time. Within topics, children are represented with a wide range of sources and evidence, and are required to ask historically valid questions, construct informed responses using historical information and explain connections.