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Edwalton

Primary School

Making a difference, every day

History & Geography

Intent

Our intent in Topic work is to educate children to think more critically, ethically and become more aware of the Edwalton community and the world around them. To show them our past and stimulate them to make a difference in their future through our 7 school values. To teach children key skills that can be applied not only across our unique curriculum, but so they feel equipped to contribute to wider society.

 

Implementation

Our topic work is taught as part of a child-led and exciting new school curriculum. We use our locality and unique setting, which includes a farm and woodlands where appropriate to engage and inspire children’s learning in all areas. The topic work often overlaps with our English, leading to fantastic writing opportunities in both History and Geography eg Foundation Stage writing about our farm eggs and using them to make scrambled eggs. Children learn their topic work in a fun and engaging manor, making their learning more memorable.

 

Impact

Children complete key skills which are relevant to their age range. This allows them to cultivate and grow holistically, arming them with knowledge, drive and techniques they can apply in later life. Pupil interviews and book looks have demonstrated that topic work at Edwalton is memorable, purposeful, engaging and fun.

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