History and Geography

Mainly through a thematic approach we aim to present children with opportunities to explore and study the environment and think about issues such as global warming and alternative energy sources.

Our topics include the environment of the past and present and children are encouraged to take both a creative and factual approach to their work. We also aim to develop the skills of enquiry particular to these subjects.

In Year 2 and Year 5, the children explore areas of Bristol and develop their fieldwork skills in collaboration with St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School.

The History curriculum covers a broad range of time periods, from the Egyptians to World War II. Lessons are enriched and enhanced by educational visits, visitors and special days, eg. Year Five's Victorian Day. Purposeful and meaningful links are also made across the curriculum.