Please see the Creative Curriculum page for more detail.
Key Stage 1 Pupils will be taught about:
Changes within living memory – where appropriate, these will be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
Events beyond living memory thatare significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London.
The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements, some will be used to compare aspects of life in different periods e.g. Florence Nightingale.
Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
Key Stage 2
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
A local history study
A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of e.g: Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history –Mayan civilization
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils: develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.