Geography

At Franche Primary we embed the key skills and knowledge of Geography within purposeful and engaging cross-curricular topics to inspire children’s natural curiosity about the world and its people. Through the study of both human and physical Geography, children will be encouraged to understand and respect the differences between a wide range of people and environments.

Fieldwork skills will be taught in school and off-site which will include the gathering of data, use of digital technology and communicating geographical information in a variety of ways. In addition to this, to ensure depth of knowledge and understanding, our weekly ‘Where in the World sessions’ explore local and global issues whilst developing map skills to become competently map-literate. These relevant learning opportunities and experiences will ensure that children develop an understanding of where they are within the world.

    

History

History at Franche enables pupils to develop a clear understanding of change over time, and cause and effect through exciting, coherent cross-curricular topics. We provide a broad History curriculum which covers a wide range of topics, covering the earliest civilizations through to modern periods such as the Second World War.

Teaching will encompass the history of the wider world alongside Britain’s past. This will enable the children to further develop their understanding of key British Values such as democracy and government.

Pupils’ knowledge and understanding of these periods of time is deepened through developing the key historical skills of:

 

  • Chronology
  • Enquiry
  • Interpretation
  • Research

 

In order to enhance learning experiences, the children will have opportunities to visit historically significant places and museums displaying primary and secondary source material. Pupils will learn to understand the reasons why interpretations of these sources will differ depending on the context. Through historical enquiry, children will be encouraged to develop their skills of questioning and reasoning to enhance their understanding and communicate their ideas effectively.

    

RE

Franche Community Primary School follows the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2015 – 2020.

The aims are:

1) Know about and understand a range of religions and world views

2) Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions

3) Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and world views

The syllabus requires that all pupils learn about Christianity in each Key Stage. In addition, pupils will learn about Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. Furthermore, non-religious world views, such as Humanism, are also studied.

RE is taught in line with curriculum topics and may form a special week of teaching or taught throughout the term depending on the topic.

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