Gain a curiosity and fascination with the past and an intrigue for the future of our world.
Led by Mrs Campbell (History) and Mrs Gray (Geography)
At St Dunstan’s School, history is taught through a skills-based approach. As a staff, we are committed to showing children the impact that so many different eras, places, people and significant individuals have had on our country and impact on our society today. From Early Years to Year 6, children are encouraged to think for themselves and question what they find out; hopefully creating an enchantment for history that will last for years to come. Our aims are that all of our children will:
Gain a balanced knowledge about the past
Develop an understanding of what has occurred in the past and how aspects how influenced our lives today.
Develop an understanding of chronology through exploration of time lines, sequencing events and objects.
Understand empathy and develop this skill for people in the past.
Form a sense of personal identity.
Recognise the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent have made to our country over many generations during Black History month
Acquire skills to become critical and independent thinkers.
Gain a curiosity and fascination with the past and an intrigue for the future.
At St Dunstan’s we believe that Geography raises and answers questions about the natural and human worlds. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem solving skills to be applied both inside and outside the classroom.
Geography provides a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving the issues concerning the environment and sustainable development. Geography allows pupils to encounter different societies and cultures leading them to realise how nations rely on each other. Geography can encourage pupils to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.