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History & Geography

Our Geography curriculum motivates children to find out about the physical world and develop an awareness of current global issues. Through their work in Geography, children learn about their local area and compare their life with that in other regions, within the United Kingdom, and the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. The aim of Geography teaching at Spring Vale is to enable children to recognise the importance of sustainable development and become responsible citizens of the world.

History at Spring Vale is designed to ignite children’s curiosity about the past, in a topic-based approach. We aim to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History ay Spring Vale helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

History and Geography Subject Leaders: Mrs V Smith / Miss E White

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