History & Geography

Weekly Topic lessons combine history and geography objectives.   

The History element aims to foster in the children an enthusiasm for and understanding of the past, from dinosaur digs to castles, from strict Victorian school days to Tudor priest holes.  It helps them understand how the past influences all aspects of our lives and shapes the customs and beliefs of the communities to which we belong.  Learning about the past and the methods used to study it helps the children to make sense of the world in which they live.  In lessons, we aim to:

  • stimulate the children’s curiosity about and enthusiasm for the past
  • help them understand how knowledge about the past can help them understand the present and the future
  • give children the opportunity to identify the aspects of everyday life that have changed over time
  • develop an appreciation of how our history affects who we are.

Geography helps children make sense of the world around them.  We aim to build upon children’s understanding of their ‘personal geography’ and extend it to cover regional and global geography in a context which the children can understand.   We carry out practical investigations, local field work and explore changing environments.  The children learn simple mapping skills and develop an awareness of simple geographical features. 

 

 

The Rowans School, 19 Drax Avenue, Wimbledon, London SW20 0EG
020 8946 8220 | office@rowans.org.uk
Reg. Charity No. 310024

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