Humanities

Geography and History

 

Geography

At Snodland Church of England Primary School, we value the importance of the Geography curriculum and the skills embedded within this curriculum, which helps to prepare children for life beyond primary school. We ensure that for each year group that our Geography curriculum is embedded within the overall topic theme. This enables children to learn skills such as map work within a relevant context. At Snodland Church of England Primary School, we are pioneering outdoor learning and ensure that within Geography, learning is consistently consolidated with practical and engaging experiences.



History

We aim to help pupils’ to understand how the past was different from the present and how it has shaped lives today. 

Children are taught objectives taken from the National Curriculum.  Children in Key Stage One will be introduced to history through personal experience, artefacts and stories, and will begin to practise the skills of looking at evidence which will be developed in Key Stage Two.  Using the National Curriculum as a guideline, Key Stage Two will build on skills and concepts developed in Key Stage One.  Children will be given the opportunity to learn about local history as well as learn about historical periods that impacted Britain and the wider world. 

These skills include:
  • to develop an understanding of time and the context of events in the past
  • to develop in pupils’ minds a map of the past, a knowledge of chronology within which they can organise their understanding of the past
  • to encourage an understanding of the processes of change and continuity
  • to develop an ability to produce an historical narrative and develop the skills of non-fictional writing
  • to understand how to use historical sources and frame questions about the past
  • to understand how the past is explained
  • to develop an ability to debate and make judgments about causes
  • to develop an ability to understand that explanations of past events require an appreciation of the perspectives and motives of people in the past
  • to develop independent enquiry and varied communication, employing a wide range of media.