History & Geography History History education should build a deepening knowledge of the past, a respect for its people and an appreciation of how historians make sense of the past. We aim to develop a secure understanding and awareness of chronology and the passing of time. We want our children to understand local, national and world events from the past which have had an impact on their lives today. We have carefully selected history topics to personalise our history curriculum and capitalise on local links and history. The children will study the lives of significant men and women in the past who have contributed to National and International achievements and study features of the past, the nature of ancient civilisations- their expansion and dissolution. The children will explore why people did things, research causes and make links between events: begin to explore bias and historical interpretation. The children also gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts undertaking studies about democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of other faiths and beliefs. Local History is all around us and so we will enhance our History work by going on trips and places of interest. Geography Geography inspires curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Pupils will use geographical skills to develop locational and place knowledge, whilst learning about human and physical geography. Children will explore different countries in the world and talk about the differences and similarities between them and recognise some environments are different from the one in which we live. Through this journey, children gain knowledge about the big wide world, including continents and countries, we will learn about famous explorers and their expeditions. We want to develop the children’s geographical vocabulary and use a range of geographical sources to develop pupils skills of organisation, communication and representation. We will teach the children to care about their local environment and be interested in global issues and making small, sustainable changes in our everyday lives both at home and in school.