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History & Geography

Spring Term Whole School Geography Week

AFRICA

Spring Term Whole School History Week

The Battle of Jersey

Experimenting with cannon balls! Thank you Jersey Heritage!

A classroom invasion & battle plus a "Now Press Play" adventure!  Even Miss Kimber enjoyed exploring the artefacts!!!

Year 6 "Hot Seating" interviewing historical figures.

(Mrs Wilton getting into character - we know shes been at  St Luke's a long time but who knew she was here in 1781!!!)

Autumn Term whole school HISTORY Week

The Stone Age

Jersey Evening Post Article/Photos:

Autumn History Week - Photo's from around school:

We believe that a well rounded Foundation curriculum will allow children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Jersey's location and it's rich past and that of the wider world. We have carefully designed our curriculum so that children gain this knowledge as they progress through the school. In addition to this, we recognise the important role that both these subjects play in preparing our children with skills that they can use for life, raising their aspirations, understand how to be a good and responsible citizen, understanding change and societal development and a context in which to understand themselves and others. This is extremely important for children at St Luke's in allowing them access to a much wider world.

History:

Through our History curriculum, we strive to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to know more about the past. Our curriculum provides children with opportunities to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History, we endeavour to teach children 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. We believe that teaching History in this way is important in broadening children's horizons, challenging preconceived ideas and developing life skills in order to prepare them for secondary school and beyond.

We intend for our children to have real life experiences and learn about History in an active and creative way and therefore visitors and trips form a fundamental part of our curriculum. Links to Geography and other subject areas are also explored. The planning of learning always begins with the skills and knowledge that needs to be taught in order to build upon prior learning and enrichment opportunities and opportunities to apply learning are carefully designed through the planning process.

Geography:

Our Geography curriculum has been designed to inspire in pupils a curiosity, fascination, awe and wonder about the world and the people that live in it, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We believe that our Geography curriculum is fundamental in broaden our pupils experiences, their understanding of the wonders of our world and giving them a broader knowledge that they can draw upon to help them achieve in other subjects and throughout their lives. Teaching equips children 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 children progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.