History and Geography


At Cuddington, we aim to provide a high-quality education that helps children to gain coherent knowledge  about Britain's past and the wider world. Children will learn the historical skills that will allow them to  understand the history of Britain in a clear and chronological narrative. This allows our children to see important events in time whilst learning about significant events, people and places. We aim to get the children to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarities and differences and significant events and use these to make connections and pose historically valid questions . By posing these questions, we use historical enquiry and evidence to back up historical claims and learn how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been made (NC 2014)

The history curriculum has been seperated according to the Key Stage that the children are in, and the curriculum is made up of both statutory and non-statutory elements. The statutory elements of the curriculum are key and must be taught to our children, these are what forms the basis of the teaching at Cuddington. As our school numbers grow yearly, it has been decided that the curriculum is covered via a two year rolling programme (see below). This allows us to teach the statutory coverage in a cross curriculuar manner, and spend enough time to apply the historical skills to each part of the subject.


Key Skills Coverage and Progression

On the school's long term plan, the focused historical skills have been highlighted as an area that each class will cover in depth when teaching their statutory unit. However, other historical skills will also be taught throughout other lessons that are covered in the term. The key skills allow teachers to teach in depth the skills covered and so during the coverage of the rolling programme, and the children's journey through school, they will have had an opportunity to be taught all of the historical skills in depth.

At the end of KS1 and KS2, children will learn about a local study that is relevant to the Cuddington area that allows them to see how it has changed and what were the major influences that has shaped where they live. In accordance with this, all year groups attend trips linked to our topics such as Roman Chester walk, Museum visits, Ellesmere Port boat Museum. This allows the children to experience what it would have been like to live in the past and how that differs from their lives now. By becoming 'history detectives' they place the story in to history and start to understand the narrative of those who lived before them. 



Our Geography curriculum aims to inspire children to become curious and fascinated with the wider world and the people who live there. We equip the children with the correct knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, environments and the earth's key physical and human processes. Children will learn about globally significant places, how they have changed through time and how they differ from where they live. We aim to provide the children with the competence to collect, anaylse and communicate data via fieldwork that helps them to understand the geographical processes.

By giving the children the opportunities to experience a wide range of geographical information, such as maps, diagrams, globes, aerial pictures and drawings from the past, they can then pose and use answer questions. By being able to gather this information, we allow the children to communicate this via map working, number work, written narrative and using ICT. 

For more information regarding the history and geography curriculum, please contact Mr Hutchinson at hutchinson@cuddington.cheshire.sch.uk

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