Dream, believe... achieve --- Rêver, croire... atteindre
At Parkside School we aim to foster pupils’ curiosity about the past as they learn about the lives of people and communities in the past, both in Britain and the wider world. We want children to understand how history, relationships, cultures, religions and diverse societies from the past have shaped the present. We aim to develop historical skills such as asking perceptive questions, analysing evidence from primary and secondary sources, thinking critically and creating arguments for and against and debating ideas. Our curriculum delivery is designed to promote a sense of chronology so that children develop a sense of history and when key events took place.
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
We are guided by our school motto – ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’. We aim to give children opportunities to instil a love of geographical learning. We aim to prepare children for life in the modern world by fostering in them attitudes and qualities which will enable them to become confident, caring, respectful and responsible citizens.
One of our curriculum drivers here at Parkside is Knowledge and Understanding of the World, through which we aim to inspire children’s natural curiosity for learning about the diverse world we live in. Pupils are encouraged to celebrate diversity. Our learning also aims to promote children’s understanding of their roles and responsibilities as members of a global community, which encapsulates another one of our key drivers, Caring for Others and the Environment.
“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
–President Barack Obama
We aim to ensure that our pupils understand the relationship between the Earth and its people and are provided a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the modern world in which they live, how it has evolved and the challenges it faces.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
Have a look at the 'What are we learning?' section on each year group's page to see what they are covering in Geography and History.
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