Walker Primary school aims to inspire children's curiosity and fascination about the world's future as a result of it's present and past!
In Geography to give children a firm foundation in the knowledge of their local community, which leads to an understanding and empathy of the wider world and their place within it.
Throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, pupils are involved in investigating a variety of people, places and environments both locally, and further afield in the United Kingdom and also abroad. Geographical enquiry is undertaken inside and outside the classrooms and pupils are taught key skills such as; observing and recording, asking geographical questions, analysing evidence and drawing conclusions. Children are provided with opportunities to develop knowledge of globally significant places both terrestrial and marine, focusing of their characteristics through a range of topics.
In History, is to ensure children develop critical thinking skills and have a genuine interest, enthusiasm and curiosity about history and how past events have shaped the world in which we live today and to become aware of how their actions can impact their futures.
Like geography, history is taught within specific cross curricular themes with clearly identified learning objectives. Pupils learn about the lives and lifestyles of people in the past, including those of significant men, women and children as well as events from the recent and more distant past in our own area, as well as further afield in Britain and across the wider world. Chronological understanding is central to an understanding of history and our expectation is that as pupils move into Key Stage 2 they will be expected to be able to place events, people and changes into correct periods of time as well as using dates and vocabulary appropriately and with accuracy.
Working together respectfully
Love of learning
Knowledge and confidence for life
Everyone included in our community
Resilient, supportive and successful