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History & Geography

From September 2018 Oakhill Primary School adopted a new approach to Geography and History through the Alumno Curriculum. Children are asked what they already know about the topic and what they would like to find out. The teacher will then plan activities to help children find the answers to their questions.

 

History

 

 

Throughout the Oakhill Alumno Curriculum, the children will be provided with a broad coverage of history throughout the ages. This will help to develop their key historical skills such as being inquisitive, curious, asking informative questions and developing a timeline of both British and worldwide history. 

 

The coverage for the year groups is as follows:

 

Year

Autumn

Spring

Summer

1

Queen Elizabeth

(changes within living memory)

 

 

Pottery Industry

(local history/significant historical events, people and places in own locality)

 

 

 

2

Stone Age

 

 

Fighting for Survival

(events from beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally, lives of significant individuals in the past, compare aspects of different periods)

 

 

 

3

Tudors

(aspect or theme of British history that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066)

 

Greece

(life, achievements, influence)

 

 

 

 

4

Titanic

(aspect or theme of British history that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066)

 

Romans

(The Empire and its impact on Britain)

 

 

 

 

5

WWII

(aspect or theme of British history that extends chronological knowledge beyond 1066)

 

Egypt

 

 

 

 

6

Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Scots

 

Mayans/Aztecs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geography

 
At Oakhill the National Curriculum geography objectives are weaved into our topics, which are outlined in the Alumno Curriculum Overview document on the curriculum page. Examples of how this is achieved in some of the year groups is below.

 

Through work on Queen Elizabeth in Year 1, children use map skills to locate Queen Elizabeth's residences within the United Kingdom. In Year 3, children spend a term learning about Ancient Greece: during this topic they are able to discuss the physical and human characteristics of both Ancient and modern Greece. When learning about World War II in Year 5 children study topographical maps to discuss land use and the changes in this since the 1940's.

 

 

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In July 2015 we were awarded the Primary Geography Quality Mark!

 

Geography trips and visitors
 

Last year...

Year 1 went to Peak Park to support their topic about meerkats!

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Year 2 had a visit from the African drummers!

 

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