Bringing History to life at Lydiate Primary
We love our History at Lydiate Primary!
At Lydiate Primary and Nursery school we deliver an ambitious, knowledge-based geography curriculum that aims to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about their own locality and the wider world. The children are taught to understand their place in the world in comparison to others. Children are taught from the earliest point to acquire fieldwork skills and to look at their environment in an objective as well as empathetic way. Weaved into the curriculum are opportunities to appreciate different cultures, deepening the children’s understanding of the world. Children are encouraged to observe physical and human patterns throughout time, drawing close links with people and their physical environment. This enables them to build an understanding of patterns of democracy and respect in both ours and other countries. They have an appreciation of how the opportunities within our environment influence our life and are encouraged to draw comparisons with those of other geographical areas. The strands of Geography gradually build over the course of the curriculum. The curriculum is ambitious and evolves to address the current climate, with an expectation that case studies can be fluid and adaptable. This enhances the children’s understanding of current affairs and creates opportunities for open debate.
Opportunities to make learning practical by working outside the classroom enhance our love and understanding of the world. Children build confidence in using practical equipment and working upon various terrains and in different weathers. They build resilience and work as a team.