Geography Intent Statement
At Thurlby Primary Community Academy, we aim to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills and for the children to develop a love for geography. Furthermore, we offer opportunities for children to develop an understanding of the human and physical world in which they live in and their place within it. We aim to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils 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 (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England).
History Intent Statement
At Thurlby Primary Community Academy, we strive to inspire a curiosity within our children. We aim to develop an understanding of British history and that of the wider world. We work to develop an understanding of chronology as well as a knowledge and understanding of how the local area has changed over time. The children are given the opportunity to examine, interpret and evaluate a variety of sources in order to make deductions about the past. They are taught to think as historians and archaeologists. The children are also encouraged to pose their own historical questions. We investigate how and why the world has changed as well as what we can learn from the past to make the future a better place. British Values are woven into the History curriculum promoting values such as Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Individual Liberty. Themed days such as Black History, Remembrance and Significant Women promote such values. Themed days, visitors and school visits are used within the History curriculum to develop a deeper understanding of the time periods studied and to inspire the children so that they have a lifelong love of History.