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History & Geography

Through our carefully considered ‘Learning Journey’ curriculum, we have combined our history and geography curriculums (Humanities) to create termly “topics”.

Within the humanities curriculum, children will have will be taught to be inspired and enthused to find out about the physical and human world. 

 

History Curriculum

 

We believe that a high-quality history curriculum will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. 


We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of Britain as a coherent, chronological narrative from the earliest times to the present day, how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations, the expansion and dissolution of empires, characteristic features of past non-European societies, achievements and follies of mankind.
  • Gain and deploy a historically-grounded understanding of abstract term such as empire, civilisation, parliament and peasantry
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analysis 
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts
  • Understand the connections between local, regional, national and international history, between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history and between short and long-term timescales

 

Geography Curriculum

 

We believe in enabling pupils to become informed, active future citizens. Pupils will understand how their lives are connected to others and are both shaped by, and impact on, the environments they inhabit if they are to make responsible choices for the future.

 

Through their growing knowledge and understanding of geography, children will learn about places, people and the environment. By exploring their own locality and through studying others, they will learn how to draw and interpret maps, and deepen their geographical skills through enquiry learning.

 

We aspire for children to be curious and passionate geographers, who understand the current human and physical challenges to our planet and to appreciate their role in ensuring a sustainable future.

 

Year Group and Subject Progression

 

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 1Our Local AreaOn the FarmLondon
Year 2The British IslesThe Great Fire of LondonExplorers
Year 3Roman Britainthe AlpsHenry VIII
Year 4Ancient EgyptRiversAnglo Saxons & Vikings
Year 5Stone Age to Iron AgeVictoriansLatin America (Mayans)
Year 6Ancient GreeceWorld War IITomorrows World

 

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