Outlined below are details of how we deliver this vision in each of the different subject areas:
At Coleridge, we believe that through the study of history, pupils come to understand their place in the world by learning about how and where they fit in with the long, fascinating story of human development. We want our pupils to make sense of the striking similarities and vast differences in human experiences across time and place, by bringing them into a rich dialogue with the past and with the traditions of historical enquiry. We have worked closely with the Haringey Education Partnership and follow a curriculum designed by Christine Counsell and Steven Mastin. It has been designed to ensure that:
- We provide opportunities for pupils to study aspects of the past in overview and in depth.
- Our teaching helps pupils to develop coherent historical narratives and organise frameworks for their knowledge of the past.
- Pupils are supported to learn new content through meaningful examples, and an understanding of the specific historical context, so that ideas and concepts more familiar.
- Specific opportunities are planned for pupils to develop their knowledge of some particularly important substantive concepts, such as government, taxes and religious beliefs.
- Pupils have opportunities to read or hear appropriately challenging texts.
- Our pupils progress in both their substantive and disciplinary knowledge.
- Our pupils learn about how historians study the past and construct accounts through specific examples.
- Our pupils consider historical thinking and explore questions related to cause and consequences, change and continuity, similarity and difference, and historical significance.
Our full curriculum map can be found here.
At Coleridge, we want to help our children make sense of the world and its people, learn about places and environments, and study the relationships and processes present in our natural world. Our children’s geographical education begins in the early years and builds year on year to develop pupils’ expertise, through a broad curriculum which shapes both the substantive and disciplinary knowledge of our children across key stages. Doing so ensures that they are able to draw on it throughout their time at Coleridge, and wherever they go to next in their secondary education.
We have worked closely with the Haringey Education Partnership and follow a curriculum designed by Christine Counsell and Steven Mastin. It has been designed to ensure that we develop knowledge in two forms:
The substantive knowledge of our curriculum is the content that is to be learned by our children. It will be present in:
- locational knowledge
- place knowledge
- human and physical processes
- geographical skills
The disciplinary knowledge we want our children to develop considers how geographical knowledge originates and is revised. It is through disciplinary knowledge that pupils learn the practices of geographers.
Our full curriculum map can be found here.
Religions and Worldviews
At Coleridge, we have a richly diverse community, made up of families with a range of different beliefs and cultural backgrounds. Our Religions and Worldviews education reflects and celebrates this diverse make up of our community, and develops children’s understanding in two distinct ways:
- What children can learn about religious and non-religious worldviews;
- What children can learn from religious and non-religious worldviews.
When learning about religion, the children gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the teachings, practices and life stories of different organised faiths, and reflect on their own beliefs and values.
When learning from religion, children consider how individuals develop a sense of identity and belonging through faith or belief. They also ponder some of the big questions in life and discuss how moral values, and a sense of obligation, can come from beliefs and experience.
All of our units of learning successfully balance these two strands, with equal emphasis placed on both. The principal religions that are studied and discussed during these sessions are Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Our full curriculum map can be found here.