In History pupils learn about significant people, events and places from both the recent and more distant past. They learn about change and continuity in their own area, in Britain and in other parts of the world. They look at history in a variety of ways, for example from political, economic, technological and scientific, social, religious, cultural or aesthetic perspectives. The staff enjoy bringing history ‘to life’ and costumes, artefacts, visits, drama and visitors play a key role in making the history lessons at Cumnor engaging and ensuring the children enjoy their learning.

In Geography pupils learn to investigate their local area and wider world. Pupils investigate a variety of people, places and environments at different scales in the United Kingdom and abroad, and start to make links between different places in the world. They carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom. They ask geographical questions about people, places and environments, and use geographical skills and resources such as maps and photographs, atlases, aerial photographs and ICT.
We are so fortunate to have a school site in such beautiful surroundings and make full use of it whether exploring human or physical features. To enrich the curriculum we try to make full use of our local outdoor education centre and also have Forest Schools sessions running regularly throughout the year for all ages.  Y6 have a week long residential visit to an Outdoor Education Centre each year to further develop their fieldwork, knowledge and understanding. It is always thoroughly enjoyed.

The History Curriculum:

 

The Geography Curriculum:

 

Jill Delacovias – History coordinator

Diane Axford – Geography coordinator