Geography and History
Geography is concerned with the study of people and places and the interaction between them. It has an important role to play in the curriculum as its central ideas can help children gain an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the world in which they live.
Children study aspects of physical, human and environmental Geography so that they develop
a sense of place through studying the local environment and the wider world; they develop a
concern for the quality of the environment and thereby enhance their sense of responsibility
for the earth and its peoples. In Key Stage 1, Geography is taught through themes and in
Key Stage 2 becomes more subject specific as children learn and refine a range of skills
including map and field work.
National Curriculum for Geography
History is the study of how people lived and acted in the past. It involves finding and evaluating evidence to interpret the past. At Baring Primary School we teach History with the aim of enabling children to:
- Develop their own sense of identity, through learning about the development of societies throughout the world.
- Develop respect for and tolerance of other people and cultures.
- Develop a concept of time and chronology.
- Understand the relationships between events of the past and present day life.
History is taught through a range of topics and is often linked to other areas of the
curriculum such as Art and Literacy.
National Curriculum for History