History and Geography


At Goodwyn, History forms an integral role in our curriculum. Central to our approach to teaching history, is a belief that it is far more than a list of dates and events that must be memorised. We use higher order questioning to explore the past and learn about key periods. Within our classrooms, we follow these rich lines of enquiry by answering questions such as What is the lasting legacy of the Ancient Romans? Studying history in this way inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and that of the wider world.


Through the study of Geography at Goodwyn, we aim for our pupils to develop a curiosity for the world around them and enhance their sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people.

Our lessons equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places and people, as well as natural and human environments. Pupils are encouraged to develop their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding relating to people, places and the environment in the United Kingdom and overseas whilst fostering an appreciation of how places relate to each other in the wider world.