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Church of England Primary School

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History and Geography



​Curiosity and fascination about the world and its people will remain with children for the rest of their lives – a high quality geography education should inspire this. The immediate environment and children's own experiences are often the starting point for investigations, which are the first steps towards basic geographical skills. Throughout their journey, children will acquire knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge will help them to deepen their understanding of the difference between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We aim to help the children consider the world and their responsibility to it.




Children’s own experiences form the starting point for exploring history and taking the first steps towards basic historical skills, learning about significant local and world-wide historical events, people and civilizations. As children broaden their historical experiences they acquire an understanding and appreciation of the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.