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Welcome Back to the Autumn Term

GEMS Twickenham Primary Academy

Inspiring Education and Achievement for Life

History and Geography

We use topics to deliver humanities subject skills and understanding. Our topics have a history and geography base so that we teach location and place knowledge, weather and climate skills and knowledge and about significant historical events, people and places in our own locality. Topic time also provides further opportunities to learn about people and cultures. The topic programme is carefully balanced and planned to be age appropriate across the years. Topic maps are produced to show how each is taught, the knowledge and skills covered and links to other parts of the curriculum. It is important to us that art, music, literacy and where appropriate numeracy and science are linked in topic teaching. So, for example, a history Romans topic could include urn making in art, catapult construction in design and technology and catapult testing and measuring in maths and science. A timetable of trips to support pupils’ learning and to enhance the curriculum is published each term. We welcome parental help on these.
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