Focus History and Geography: Individual Units

by Clive Davies
Focus History and Geography: Individual Units


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What are they?
Following Amanda Speilman's focus on the curriculum, we are pleased to say that this curriculum ticks all the boxes by being:
  • Knowledge-rich
  • Teacher-led
  • Mastery-driven

We have created schemes of work which meet National Curriculum requirements and contain exciting research-based activities. One of the aims is to reduce teacher workload.
The units help teachers to improve pupils' writing through history or geography but still hold on to the statutory requirement for history and geography and ensures that pupils' grammar, punctuation and vocabulary is also being challenged. Each unit is a comprehensive scheme of work but allows teachers enough flexibility to add or replace certain activities.

What are the advantages of using them?
  • Meets National Curriculum requirements
  • Are 'knowledge-focused'
  • Focuses on metacognitive style of learning
  • Demands more pupil questioning
  • Helps with pupil research
  • Easy for teachers to adapt to add own ideas
  • Improves writing across the curriculum
  • Has a literature focus
  • Ensure that pupils reflect frequently
  • Provide exciting and pupil-motivating activities
  • Link to assessment activities
  • Works towards curriculum cohesion
  • Helps to link with the community; parents; character education and British Values.

We are extremely excited about the feedback we are receiving from the schools we have already worked with.

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Year 1 Geography - Hot and Cold Places using Lost and Found or Alternative Unit Hot and Cold Places using Meerkat Mail
Year 1 Geography - The Immediate Locality using Naughty Bus
Year 1 History - Within Living Memory using Dogger

Year 2 History - Beyond Living Memory using Major Glad, Major Dizzy or Alternative Unit Vlad and the Great fire of London
Year 2 History - Famous People using I am Rosa Parks
Year 2 Geography - Contrasting Non-EU Country using Lila and the Secret Rain

Year 3 History - Stone Age using The Boy with the Bronze Axe/Stone Age Boy
Year 3 History - Ancient Greeks using Greek Myths
Year 3 Geography - Natural Disasters using Escape from Pompeii

Year 4 Geography - Rivers and Mountains using Wind in the Willows or Alternative Unit City Study using The buildings that made London
Year 4 History - Romans using Roman Diary
Year 4 History - Ancient Egypt using The Egyptian Cinderella
Alternative Unit Indus Valley using The Boy with the Pale Eyes

Year 5 History - Anglo Saxons using Beowulf
Year 5 History - Slavery using Journey to Jo' Burg
Year 5 Geography - Rainforests using Lorax or Alternative Unit Rainforests using The Explorer

Year 6 History - Vikings using Viking Boy
Year 6 Geography - South America using Trash
Year 6 History - Islamic Civilization using Tales from the Arabian Nights or Alternative Unit Islamic Civilization using The Golden Horsemen of Baghdad
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