Topic Curriculum

What is the topic curriculum?

The topic curriculum at Shoreditch Park encompasses History and Geography.

History and Geography Blocking

Topic Handbook 2018-2019

Topic Teaching and Learning Policy

What our ethos is;


At Shoreditch Park we aim to produce a high-quality history education that will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We want our children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Pupils will understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


At Shoreditch Park we aim to produce a high-quality geography education that inspires pupils curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. At Shoreditch Park we aim to challenge children’s stereotypes about countries across the world. We want our children to identify how countries develop a rich economy and to identify global trends. Our topics encourage children to learn about countries of their origin and culture. Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

How is it taught?

The 2014 National Curriculum highlighted the importance of historical and geographical skills alongside knowledge. Due to this Shoreditch Park follows a target based curriculum. Each target embodies an important skill that develops critical thinking. Teachers plan to cover these targets within every topic they do. They are progressed throughout each key stage.



To develop chronological understanding

Have locational knowledge about an area

To use evidence to understand a period of time

Understand geographical similarities between areas

To identify different interpretations about the past

Have cultural understanding about an area

To identify significant events or people within a period of time

Identify human geography in an area

To identify how some people and events can cause consequences in a period of time

Identify physical geography in an area

To look at similarities and differences between periods of time

Use fieldwork to observe measure and record

What topics are taught?

Each topic taught at Shoreditch Park is in line with the 2014 National Curriculum.

Thematic Approach Yearly Overview with Writing Genres

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