At St Paul's with St Michael's we teach history and geography through topics. These topics link with our literacy, DT and art projects. Our geography and history teaching aims to equip our children with a working knowledge of local, national and international landscapes and a clear and coherent understanding of British and global history, and how this relates to us as compassionate and thankful members of society. By teaching our children to ask relevant questions, develop their perspective and judgement skills, we aim to ensure their skills to identify the challenges of our times and how to effectively overcome these with endurance as they develop as individuals.
Our end of topic projects consist of presentations, quizzes and essays. This develops our children's articulation and presentation skills, as well as improving their stamina for writing.
We use many local and further afield amenities to support our teaching. Hands on visits and activities enable the children to place events and places in context. Our topic curriculum has been designed to celebrate and respect the many wonderful and diverse cultures and influences we have in Hackney. Please see below for our topic overview for teaching and learning.