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St Michael's C.E. Primary School

St Michael's C.E. Primary School

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Humanities

History 

“I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

History provides identity. Studying history improves our decision making and judgement. It teaches us how to learn from the mistakes of others. History helps us understand change and how society has developed. 

Here at St Michael’s we value and encourage looking at the past with curiosity and questioning eyes. Children develop and enhance their understanding through looking at artefacts, journals, newspaper cuttings and research using electronic media. Our aim is to enhance children’s reasoning skills by analysing and discussing findings through active research using various sources.

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geography 

"There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives."
Josephine Hart
Here at St Michael’s we value all of our families and children from different countries and cultures as well as all the friends and family we have around the world.  Studying geography improves our understanding of the world and all the wonderful places, animals, plants and humans in it.  It inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. 
 
Geography is more than naming countries on a map; it helps us understand similarities and differences between ourselves and others.  Throughout their life in St Michael’s children will use maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.  They will understand geographical similarities and differences between places in the UK and around the world.   Children will develop their geographical skills, fieldwork, locational knowledge, place knowledge and understanding of human and physical features.
"Geography has made us neighbours." – John F. Kennedy