At Maldon Court we aim to make history interesting, exciting and, most importantly, relevant.
Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and to understand why things happened and what the consequences were. This leads onto discussions about responsible citizenship, which we consider to be a very important part of their overall learning journey.
In both Key Stage 1 and 2 we make history fun, by acting out scenes from the past and looking at artefacts to help build up a picture about events and characters. Our pupils love to act as time detectives!
Trips and visits to explore both the rich local history in and around Maldon and further afield gives pupils the opportunity to broaden their interest in history.
Geography helps to make sense of the complex world we live in. It brings real world issues into the classroom and helps pupils to understand what is happening in their local environment and beyond. They learn where places are, how landscapes are formed and how people and their environment interact. We aim to give our pupils the chance to get to grips with some of the big questions, which affect their world – both local and global.
In all year groups, geography lessons improve literacy skills through written work and make practical use of numeracy skills through data interpretation and graph work. Geography is more fun when it’s hands-on and we encourage fieldwork and working outside the classroom to reinforce learning.
Our aim at Maldon Court is to ensure that all pupils acquire knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other main world religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
We want to make sure that as they move up through the school, all of our pupils are made aware of the influence that religion has on shaping our values, and attitudes as individuals, neighbours and citizens.
As in other areas of the curriculum, huge benefit is gained from first-hand experience, which is gained through celebrating festivals from different religions including Christmas and Diwali.