History and Geography
Our history and geography curriculum fosters pupils' curiosity and engages them at both a local and global level, encouraging them to consider different perspectives and build a coherent understanding of local, national and global history and geography.
South Malling’s history curriculum is enquiry-based, where open questions inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the past and how it relates to their experiences of the present and the future. Running throughout our history curriculum is the theme of Finding My Voice, helping our pupils to understand the concepts of equal rights, freedom, power and communication over time, and developing their own sense of identity and purpose as they move through the school. Learning is made relevant and meaningful through exploring local history, and pupils are inspired by significant individuals who have broken conventions, shown great resilience, or fought for a cause. Pupils build on and develop the skills to ask thought-provoking questions; interpret a range of resources; and consider different perspectives and viewpoints to build a coherent understanding of their own history, and of the wider world.
In a world where the relationship between humankind and the natural world is more significant than ever, South Malling’s Geography Curriculum aims to equip its pupils with vital knowledge and understanding of local and global issues, and communities different from our own. Located on the edge of a National Park, our Geography curriculum fosters curiosity and passion about their school environment and local area, from which they develop their role as an active and responsible local citizen, which remains with them for the rest of their lives. Through rich, authentic experiences, our pupils are encouraged to think deeply about the diversity of the people and places on our planet.