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History and Geography

Why History and Geography?


At Robinsfield, the aim of History and Geography is to teach the children about the world and allow them to discover and explore their place in the community. Learning is enquiry based and children are encouraged to make connections and discover links between events, individuals, situations and changes over time. Children are encouraged to develop transferable skills they can use across the curriculum and in later life, such as asking questions, thinking critically and weighing evidence. By presenting children with opportunities to compare similarities and differences, analyse various sources of information, and providing them with a sense of ownership, we hope to incite a life-long curiosity and fascination of the world.



The National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 aims to ensure that pupils learn about:

  • changes within living memory
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally, such as the Great Fire of London
  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality



The National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 aims to ensure that pupils are taught to:

  • name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas
  • understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography
  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns
  • use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:
    • key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather
    • key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop
  • use world maps, atlases and globes
  • use simple compass directions and locational and directional language
  • use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features
  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school


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