A bespoke curriculum for Heyes Lane
An integrated study of the historical and geographical factors involved in making Manchester the city it is today and how these have changed overtime
We want our pupils to develop a strong sense of identity and pride in both our local community and beyond into our wonderful city of Manchester.
Although pupils will have an abundance of opportunities to recognise and embrace the many amazing facts and ….. of our diverse and important city through our broad and balanced curriculum content anyway, we wanted to further enhance this through a carefully designed and written mini curriculum tailored exactly to the pupils of Heyes Lane.
We start of course, in our local area of Timperley, moving into an appreciation of the wider Trafford picture and then into the wider position within Manchester itself and how Manchester sits geographically, economically and culturally within the UK, both in the past and now.
When implementing our mini curriculum, pupils take on a different exploration and understanding of the geographical and historical influences that have shaped community and city today.
Nursery and Reception look at how photographs of Timperley in the past and now can tell us what has changed. Y2 explore where our iconic bee emblem comes from and its origins within industrialisation.
In Key Stage 2 the children begin to look at social change in history and particularly the suffragette movement, moving on to look at the sporting, media and cultural development over the decades in Manchester.