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Old Hall

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History and Geography


At Old Hall we teach both history and geography through our creative curriculum and through each of our topics. Through this theme we can develop a variety of interconnected skills. Children are encouraged to question the world around us now and in the past.

In history pupils explore and learn about the past by looking at evidence, researching and considering informed opinions using original sources. We endeavour to bring history to life and to instil a desire to find out about our predecessors. We always give the children opportunities to study and wonder about what has happened in the past and how this influences us today. 


In geography pupils learn to use key geographical skills and observation to derive and answer questions about the human and physical features of the world around us by using maps, atlases, globes, compasses and thermometers. We endeavour to extend pupils' interest, knowledge and understanding of people and places both near and far, and to carry out investigations both locally and at a distance. We encourage pupils  to think deeply about the environment in which they live and the scarce resources that the Earth provides and upon which all life depends.

To help deliver both areas, we organise a number of visits to sites of interest, encourage special events within school and have a wide range of historical artefacts.


At Old Hall we ensure we are supporting all of our children by:


  • Educational Visits

  • Pictures to assist their work

  • Vocab sheets

  • Multi-choice activities / sorting activities

  • Now press play activities

  • Different outcomes / learning activities

  • Group work

  • Practical work


How we are extending the more able:


  • Topic enrichment tasks to complete at home

  • Challenge questions and different challenges

  • Questioning in introductions and plenaries

  • Different outcomes / learning activities

  • Explaining / helping other children


Subject Overview and policy

Please take a look at the history and geography polices and overviews.

Dinosaur Experience at Liverpool World Museum 2019

Ancient Greek Topic Enrichment