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Humanities- History and Geography

At Thurston CE Primary Academy, we want to inspire our pupils to explore the relationship and interactions between people and the environments in which they live and
upon which they and all life on Earth depends. We ensure that there is a clear progression of skills and concepts as children move through the school, covering all the
National Curriculum requirements, including an even proportion of physical and human investigations which are relevant and engaging. Our pupils develop transferable
skills which equip them for future learning, in a curriculum that reflects the ever changing world. All pupils are entitled to a curriculum that is aspirational, sequenced,
progressively more challenging building upon prior learning, inclusive, relevant, broad and balanced. We provide opportunities for pupils to acquire long-lasting
knowledge and a clear understanding and mastery of geographical skills. These skills are clearly sequenced and previous knowledge is built upon as pupils tackle more
complex and demanding enquiries

Knowledge Organisers

We introduce our History and Geography learning through the use of knowledge organisers. Children use these throughout the topic as a tool to help retrieval of previous learning. They may also be sent home as part of the weekly homework tasks. Here’s some examples of our knowledge organisers:

Key Stage One Great Fire of London Topic

Lower Key Stage Two Ancient Greek Day

Upper Key Stage Two World War II Topic