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Geography Intent:


At the Academy of Cuxton Schools we aim to inspire the children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, whilst preparing them for a global society.

Our bespoke Geography curriculum, enables children to develop a sense of place, whilst exploring, investigating and understanding the human and physical processes that impact the planet.

We encourage children to ask questions that leads to development in their skills to collect, analyse and present a range of data, gathered through experiences of fieldwork, maps, diagrams, globes and Geographical Information System.

In order to enhance and expand children’s skills and experiences, The Academy Of Cuxton Schools is part of the Eco Schools programme, where children across the key stages are a key part of decision making. We aim to develop and embed skills like analysing data, planning and developing action plans that lead to a school wide eco ethos which enables children to build relationships and connect with the wider community.

Experiential learning is a key part of promoting and understanding how the world around us is changing. We have partnered up with Kent County Council in a long term conservation project, “Old Chalk, New Downs”, where children benefit from a variety of workshops, nature walks and observations of the world around them. We aim to enhance their understanding of natural world, their role in it and through this to raise awareness of the global ecological issues that impact our local area.




Black History Month

Black History Month was a huge success throughout the school. It was kicked off by a visit from The Worshipful, The Mayor of Medway Councillor, Habib Tejan.

Throughout the month, classes had various discussions on why it is important to celebrate Black history and some fantastic pieces of work were produced by the children, and showed that the children thought really deeply about the topic.

Picture 1 by Madison Year 5
Picture 2 by Sophie Year 6
Picture 3 by William Year 6
Picture 4 by Olivia Year 3
Picture 5 by Liam Year 6


At The Academy of Cuxton Schools, we view History not only as simple facts and dates but encourage pupils to become detectives who explore the past in an exciting way. History is taught mainly through a topic based approach and gives pupils a chance to explore a wide range of sources from which the past may come alive.

History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills. We teach children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers who understand cause and effect. We want them to understand how people have lived in the past and compare this to modern life. We encourage first hand experiences through handling real artefacts and wherever possible arranging field work visits to relevant sites of historical interest in the region or bringing in specialists for in-school workshops.


 Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term!




Links for a few good History websites:

Toys, Past and Present - Listen and Read.

A simple, non-fiction, interactive information book. Contains information about toys, past and present. Pupils can either listen to or read the text. The links in the text will navigate to other pages containing related items.


The Great Fire of London.

Help Tom and Jane through six dramatic days as they experience the fire! Follow the story of the fire and play games to battle and escape the flames.



The Gunpowder Plot.

Test your knowledge of the Gunpowder Plot with this interactive quiz. Answer the questions against the clock to track down the fizzing fuse. Fail and disaster is certain!



Pyramid Challenge

Complete the construction of the pharaoh's tomb.





The Mummy Maker.

Enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial. The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely.

Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise.




History - progression of skills through the year groups