What does Geography look like at Sheringdale?
Our children are naturally curious about the world around them and this spirit of enquiry is at the centre of our Geography studies at Sheringdale. Every year group makes use of the local area to develop geographical skills and concepts. We are especially keen to encourage fieldwork skills whenever possible.
What does History look like at Sheringdale?
At Sheringdale, our children enjoy a hands-on approach to History, using a range of artefacts and other information sources to investigate the past. Our focus for historical enquiry spans from The Stone Age to The Normans in Years 3 and 4. In Years 5 and 6 it takes a more thematic approach to British and world history. We recognise the ability of real-life characters and dramas from the past to interest and motivate children of all ages. We use this opportunity to develop children’s skills in interpreting, evaluating and presenting information. Our children benefit from visits to historical sites and museums. We also invite a range of visitors to the school, who are able to further enrich our children’s learning through presentations, re-enactments and first hand reports about life in the past.