Being a Geographer and Being a Historian
As Geographers, children are encouraged to be curious about the world and its people. The enquiry led curriculum equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Through their enquiries, the children's knowledge and understanding of the world deepens. They will have a greater understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge provides the tools and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
We are passionate about History at Longford Primary School and seek to nurture historical curiosity, and an appreciation of our rich and colourful past. Our locality is steeped in heritage, with the medieval city of Salisbury on our doorstep and the World Heritage site of Stonehenge within easy reach. We tap into local expertise and enjoy working with Salisbury Museum, local archaeologists and historians, keen to find out about our ancestors. We also endeavour to develop children’s understanding of world history, with class-based topics such as slavery. We follow a creative two-year rolling programme, interspersed with special whole school themes.
At Longford we bring the past to life through workshops and many visits to places of relevant and historical interest e.g. The Mary Rose. Historical enquiry skills are extended through examination of context and perspective, and the evaluation of different evidence sources. Children consider social, cultural, economic and other factors which have impacted on past civilisations, empires, places and peoples.
In particular, we will be celebrating the Coronation of King Charles in May 2023.