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History & Geography

At Pinders Primary School we cover History and Geography through our topic lessons. Each year group covers a set of topics, these can be found on our long term overview below.



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"Geography brings us all down to Earth. It gives other subjects a sense of place. We create our geography, and yet we are affected by geography. 
Geography… it's a world thing." Terry Portch


Aims and objectives:


KS1 - Within Key Stage one children are taught to :


*name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans


*name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK and its surrounding seas


*understand geographical similarities and differences


*identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and hot and cold areas of the world in

relation to the equator and north and south poles


*simple compass direction - north, south, east and west


KS2 - Within Key Stage two children are taught to:


*use geographical skills and field work incorporating compass skills using the eight points of a compass and map reading skills


*locate the world's countries - using maps to focus on Europe and North/ South America


*name and locate countries and cities of the UK, identifying human and physical characteristics and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time


*identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, equator, northern hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere



Geography Policy - September2018

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" People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots" Marcus Garvey


Aims and objectives:


 The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:


* know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world


* know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind


* gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’


* understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses


* understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed


* gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales





History Policy September 2018

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