At St Mary and St Pancras CE Primary School we seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Through active and hands-on experiences, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it; linking to the diverse community in which they live. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at our school and also to their further education and beyond.
Geography is brought alive through enrichment trips and visits. We use ‘Digimap’ to support our map work and the opportunities offered in London for field work, such as Hampstead Heath, Kew Gardens and Gillespie Park. As well as placing our History Units of Learning into context, we believe in the integrity of the subject and teach stand-alone units of learning. All classrooms have atlases, maps and globes and from the EYFS throughout the school, people and place are woven as a key thread through the curriculum.