Malorees
infant school

Malorees Federation

Malorees Federation

Malorees
Junior School

Geography

The geography curriculum at Malorees School seeks to give pupils a solid foundation and broad overview into some of the most important factors that affect the world we live in and helps them to develop a comprehensive understanding of place. The curriculum gives pupils a strong grounding in world geography and provides them with the opportunity to compare the local area to settlements within the UK and beyond. While studying these periods, the units explore themes of environmental change, human impact on the world and natural phenomenon. 

We use the Raising Stars Schemes of work in KS2 ensure progression within our geography curriculum is clear: it starts with what is familiar to children and extends outwards. Progression in fieldwork skills is built across units and offers rich opportunities for mapping, technical drawing and exploring the environment in a concrete physical way. Other units offer scope for pupils to use digital resources, globes, atlases, and Geographical Information Systems to explore regions. Key technical vocabulary is mapped onto each unit, allowing children to build a rich bank of geographical language.

In Early Years, activities are planned to help children make sense of their physical world and community through topics that are inspiring and aim to develop children’s natural curiosity.

In KS1, skills are further developed to recognise, describe, explain, compare, and evaluate human and physical geographical elements with a high level of technical vocabulary being accurately used and applied.

Our curriculum is deliberately ambitious. It challenges pupils to make connections across place and time and sets up pupils for, we hope, a life-long love and understanding of an important subject, while providing a foundation of understanding that will make them curious, active citizens of this country and the world. 

We also look to develop our children’s geographical skills by collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways.

 

History

At Malorees School, our history curriculum seeks to give children a solid foundation and broad overview of key historical periods, events and significant individuals so that they become aware of ‘the best that has been thought and said’.

In Foundation and Key Stage 1, learning begins with what is most familiar to children: looking at their own past and those of their families and they begin to make links between different generations. As children’s learning progresses, pupils will study key historical periods such as The Great Fire of London. Children will use this knowledge to support them as they move into Key Stage 2.

Within Key Stage 2, children will learn about a comprehensive range of historical events to give them a strong grounding in British history from the first settlements through Roman Britain, the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Medieval Britain and up to the impact of the Industrial Revolution. These units explore the themes of change and continuity, perspective and power.

We follow the Raising Stars scheme of work to ensure we are providing a progressive study of history and place a great deal on emphasis revisiting key ideas and strands to extend and further develop pupils’ awareness and understanding of core historical values, aspects of life and trends throughout time. We are all passionate in ensuring that teaching across the whole school challenges pupils to think proactively through the progression of historical concepts and ideas.

Our history curriculum aims to help children understand how past events shape today’s world by making comparisons and connections between different units and the impact that this has had on life today. We aim to inspire children’s curiosity for history and challenge them to make connections across time and place to set them up for a life-long love of an important subject helping them to become curious and active citizens.

Annual events that take place throughout the year:

  • Whole school diorama exhibition
  • Ancient Egyptians workshop
  • Ancient Greek workshop
  • Trips to local museums
  • Outside speakers (international women's day)
  • Dress up day

 

 

 

Humanities

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

R – History - Marvellous me

R - Geography – Seasons

 

R – History - Transport over time

R- Geography – our local area

 

R – History – Castles

 

R - Geography – How is the UK different to other countries?

 

Y1-History: How Toys have changed over time (Autumn 1)

Y1-History: The Great Fire of London

 

Y1 -Geography: Where in the world do different sorts of animals live and why

 

Y1 -Geography: Weather patterns in the UK (Summer 1)

 

Y2-History: Changed in living memory

Y2 History: Explorers

Y2 Geography: Continents and Oceans

Y2-History: Transportation

Y2-Geography: Habitats

Y2-Geography: Geographical skills

Worldwide food production and transportation

Y2-Geography : Map Making

Y3- Geography: Climate and Weather
Why is climate important?

Y3- History: The Stone Age
What was new about the New Stone Age?

The Bronze Age and the Iron Age
Which was more impressive – the Bronze Age or the Iron Age?

 

Y3- History: The Ancient Greeks

What did the Greeks do for us?

 

Y3- Geography: Our World

Where on Earth are we?

Y3- Local History

Why should we preserve historical buildings?

 

 

 

 

Geography: Coasts
Do we like to be beside the seaside?

 

Y4-Geography: The Americas
Can you come on a Great American Road Trip?

Y4-History: Roman Britain

What happened when the Romans came to Britain?

Y4-Geography: Rivers and the Water Cycle
How does the water go round and round?

Y4-History: Spring 2-Anglo Saxons

What happened when the Romans came to Britain?

Y4-Geography: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
How does the Earth shake, rattle and roll?

Y4-History: Crime and Punishment
How has Crime and Punishment changed over time?

Y5-History: The Vikings

Would the Vikings do anything for money?

 

 

 

Y5-Geography: Changes in our Local Environment

How is the UK changing?

Y5-History: The Ancient Egyptians

How much did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?

Y5-Geography: South America The Rainforest

What is lifelike in the Rainforest?

Y5-Geography: Journeys – Clothes
Where does all our stuff come from?

Y5-History: Journeys
What makes people go on a journey?

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Nurture
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