History and Geography
Our curriculum has been created for our pupils. We use the Learning Challenge Curriculum and
tailor the topics so they link to our local area. Sticky Knowledge is used throughout KS1 and
KS2 to ensure coverage. Learning follows a clear sequence in each year group and throughout
school. Learning is chronological and to ensure objectives are revisited often via SODA and
learning is consolidated. Our history and geography lessons are planned from our yearly
overviews SODAs then allow us to bridge back and revisit learning but also to bridge forward
and explore learning that will be covered next year.
Pupil voice informs staff that pupils are enjoying their history and geography lessons and are
This was evident in our recent OFSTED inspection in November 2019 - 'at Adswood
Primary the teaching of History and Geography is inclusive through quality first teaching'.
We also follow an inclusive program of SODA activities created by the H and G lead and our EAL lead to
incorporate more diverse and inclusive history into our school.
We have had exciting VVE opportunities where history and geography learning out of school is
enhanced. Examples include: Local Walks and theme weeks.
History and Geography offer great opportunities for extended writing which can link to LCC
topics or to VVE activities. Book looks and work watches have also shown great examples of
cross curricular learning using art and drama. There are also great opportunities to use our local
area for fieldwork.
We are proud of our links to our local area with our history and geography
curriculum. As a whole school in the summer term we focus on the question: What is so ‘Great’
about Greater Manchester? We use this topic to celebrate the amazing cultural, technological
and artistic contributions Greater Manchester has made to the wider world. We have also taken
part in a number of projects with local organisations such as Bamford Grange Care Home
through a time capsule project and The Stockport Veterans Association through a project all
about the D-Day landings.