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Cookham Rise Primary School

History and Geography

At Cookham Rise we aim to embed a love of learning through stimulating topic work. Whilst some subjects are taught discretely, Humanities (History and Geography) lend themselves well to this. In the Early Years, Geography and History come under the umbrella of Understanding the World which is represented in every topic they cover across the academic year. The topics taught across the rest of the school have been carefully chosen with the objectives taken from the National Curriculum. Each phase teaches a rolling program of topics. For more information topic webs can be found on the Class Pages. Fun and educational trips are organised by the class teacher and relate to the topic being studied by the children.

Cycle A

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Years 1 & 2

Turrets and Tiaras

Toys, Trains and Transport

Tales of the Riverbank

Years 3 & 4

Around the World

Ancient Greeks

I Love Where I Live

Years 5 & 6

Attack!

Arriba Arriba

We’ll Meet Again

 

Cycle B

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Years 1 & 2

Fire and Ice

A Walk in the Woods

Down on the Farm

Years 3 & 4

Hard Times

Flying High

Storms and Shipwrecks

Years 5 & 6

Walk like an Egyptian 

Ice Worlds

Sail Away

 

A cross-curricular focus offers a creative way to develop children's knowledge, skills and understanding while motivating them to learn. History and Geography are currently taught in a way which fully exploits cross curricular opportunities. History and Geography contribute to the teaching of English by actively promoting reading, writing, speaking and listening. History also contributes to the teaching of maths in a variety of ways. Children may enhance their number skills when developing a sense of chronology, i.e. time lines. The interpretation of information presented in graphical or diagrammatic form can also support mathematical understanding. Geography can develop children’s understanding of measure, time, data handling and number skills within Numeracy. Geography can also enhance children’s understanding within Physical Education because it can encourage the development of spatial awareness and the use of directional language. In both areas, computing can be used as a source of information as well as aiding the presentation of written work.


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