Geography & History
History at WHFCS
History at WHFCS equips the children with knowledge and understanding of local and global history, through discrete history topics and learning explored in many other subjects.
Throughout KS1 and KS2, we teach the children about events in the past that have changed the world, in order that they understand and appreciate how our society, environment and culture, came to be and relate them to the issues facing us today.
Learning about history provides opportunities to develop curiosity and important research and enquiry skills that are transferable to other subjects such as science, geography and English; this allows children to develop perspective and relate historical events to the modern world.
Learning about historical events provides opportunities for discovery, debate and discussion about the decisions people make and how they can affect others in a positive and negative way. History at WHFCS teaches our children how to think objectively and become caring, respectful and thoughtful citizens who will help to protect the future by remembering the past.
Geography at WHFCS
Geography at WHFCS teaches an understanding of locations and environments. Through their work in geography, children develop a knowledge of their local area, and they compare their life in this locality with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world.
They learn how to construct and interpret maps (both local and global) and develop their skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, the children will also gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. In physical geography, the pupils will develop knowledge of some natural disasters and an understanding of plate tectonics.
Geography teaching should motivate children to find out more about the physical world and enable them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of our planet.