History and Geography

At Herons Dale we believe our pupils need to develop a sense of themselves, who they are and where they come from 

At Herons Dale we believe our pupils need to develop a sense of themselves, who they are and where they come from through learning about their immediate families and their place within the world. History provides a means of exploring, appreciating, and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Through our History curriculum, our pupils can begin to recognise the importance of their past and present world, using different types of enquiry and viewing them from different perspectives.  

We strive to ensure our history curriculum is broad and inclusive, accurately reflecting the histories of ALL our pupils and their backgrounds.

We make use of practical learning and school visits as well as more formal learning. Children will also encounter different societies and cultures, inspiring them to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environments.

We provide enrichment days for our engaging and semi-formal learners which gives pupils opportunities to explore and experience historical themes linked to each topic through hands-on sensory experiences

Throughout our geography curriculum we are keen to ensure our students have a good understanding of the world around them and their place within it. Our geography embraces our love of cross curricular teaching, helping our children to develop their understanding and knowledge of places and environments both local and worldwide. Activities are often practical based with opportunities for our children to explore their immediate surroundings when learning about the school and grounds, as well as our local area. We also take full use of technology where we can exploring places from further afield using video footage to bring these places to life.