History and Geography
History and Geography are taught within Kennington C of E Academy as enquiry led subjects where children are encouraged to question the world around us now and in the past.
In History, we explore the key eras and events, which have helped to shape our societies today, by seeking answers and questioning evidence. We always give the children opportunities to study and wonder about what has happened in the past and how this influences us today. This year we have moved to teaching History chronologically across the school, starting with Stone Age in year 3. This is designed to enable the children to understand the timeline of British and World History and move forward in time as they move up through the school.
In Geography, we use key geographical skills and observation to derive and answer questions about the human and physical features of the world around us. This allows children to investigate change in the environment and compare different locations in the world with our own local area.
Our Geography Geniuses support the children and teachers. Their role includes:
The History Heroes have all been chosen and we have had our first meeting. We discussed their thoughts about how History is taught across the school and how it could be improved.
The role of a History Hero is to: