Geography education at Mulgrave aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Teaching and learning will focus on locational knowledge; place knowledge; human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
They will be competent in the geographical skills needed to: collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes; interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS); communicate geographical information
in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
We aim to inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past and equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History teaching and learning will ensure pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. From the beginning of school, children will develop historical thought through investigating life beyond their living memory. Through the use of artefacts, visits, visitors, drama and experiential activities children will develop their empathy and knowledge of history.
The focus in all our teaching will be for children to know and understand the history of the UK as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day. As children go through school they will also know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; empires and characteristic features of past non-European societies.
Children will leave Mulgrave Primary with an understanding of how their lives are effected by the events of the past; a knowledge of the sequence of key events; an understanding of historical concepts; an ability to question sources and accounts and an enjoyment of history.