History & Geography
At Crosby Ravensworth we teach history to help children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. In line with the new curriculum for 2014, we plan to equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement. Our history is taught through cross-curricular themes where children will be able to develop an understanding of the history of Britain, how lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. Over the course of their time in school, children will also learn about significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies and the achievements and follies of mankind. Trips will be organised trips, including residential visits, to support the learning and excitement of learning about history.
At Crosby Ravensworth we teach geography to inspire children to become curious and fascinated about the world and its people.
Children will learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deepening understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. Geography is taught through cross-curricular themes where the children will be given opportunities to develop their own geographical skills including map reading, using aerial photos and satellite images, globes, diagrams and the internet. These skills will have a much greater focus than previously with the new curriculum for 2014.