Understanding the world

We believe that children need to have a deep understanding of the world they live in. As they grow, so will their understanding of the world's people, cultures, religions, history and environment. Throughout their learning in this area, children will apply their English knowledge, skills and understanding.


Geography inspires in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Follow the link to the 2014 National Curriculum for Geography


History helps children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire children's curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching equips children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. Follow the link to the 2014 National Curriculum for History


French fosters children's curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. The teaching enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It also provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Follow the link to the 2014 National Curriculum for Foreign Languages


Religious Education introduces children to this area of life, to explore with them the mysteries and perplexities of existence and to share with them some of the paths that have been travelled before and are travelled now. An important task in RE therefore is to introduce pupils to the major religious traditions of the world – beliefs and teachings, practices and effects. As a Church of England school, the major part of this task will focus on Christianity, in recognition of the foundation of our school and its importance in the life of the community which supports our school and which it serves.