Our curriculum is designed to inspire a quest for learning that is based on prior knowledge and the development of key skills to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to become confident and curious historians and geographers:
Our history curriculum provides our children with the invaluable opportunity to immerse themselves in what it means to study the past, to understand their place in time and history, and to appreciate how events in the past have shaped how we live our lives today, including its impact on our local area.
Caring: We want our children to care about how the morality of different time periods has shaped and impacted people’s attitudes of the times in which they find themselves.
Connections: We see history as a vital opportunity for children to make connections between both periods of time but also the contexts of the same subject in different eras.
Communication:We urge our children to think critically and communicate their own opinions of various eras and historical contexts through the sources of information provided to them.
Curiority:As a bridge between today’s world and the civilisations of the past, we see history as a key driver in sparking children’s curiosity about ‘why things were the way they were’.
Our geography curriculum is one that provides children with the basis upon which to explore location, place and environment, strives to develop our children as having the skills to become young geographers, and celebrates the wonderful and unique position of the school in the immediate locality of King’s Cross and the city of London itself.
Caring: Through the lens of caring for each other and our planet, our topics utilises emotive content such as push and pull factors of migration or looking after the planet and the environment to develop emotionally intelligent geographers.
Connections: Through the rich interplay of locations, physical and human features of geography and its associated skills, our children make consistent geographical connections within and across a range of topics.
Communication: Whilst a lot of facts and information are associated with geography, we urge our children to think critically and see it’s content as subjective, urging them to communicate their own opinions on why things are the way they are.
Curiosity: Why is there a similarity between the locations of earthquakes and volcanoes? Why would someone want (or be forced) to leave their home? Why is it hot in some places and cold in others? Where does our food come from? With such interesting and varied questions associated with geography, we see the subject as key to fostering curiosity.