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Hartley Primary School

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Humanities

Humanities at Hartley

National Curriculum Expectations

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

  • Locational knowledge (knowing where places in the world are)
  • Understanding the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world and how they change over time
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.

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

  • Know and understand the chronological history from the earliest times to the present day and use vocabulary associated with the passing of time:
  • Identify the similarities and differences of Britain and the wider world
    Develop clear narratives within and across periods and identify connections, contrasts and trends
  • Ask and answer questions about change, cause, similarity, difference and significance
  • Using a range of sources to support them in asking and answering questions about the past

History and Geography at Hartley
History and Geography topics are chosen so that they are age appropriate and where possible culturally relevant. We aim to teach Humanities in a variety of ways to make it interesting and relevant to our pupils. To enhance our children’s learning experiences, we use a range of real life sources, including workshops, visitors, books and educational visits. Cross curricular links are made where relevant and subject coverage allows clear progressions of skills and knowledge, over time. In Geography, we aim to provide hands on experiences for the children by utilising the local environment and comparing this to contrasting localities.


Humanities Curriculum overview

YEAR 1

 GEOGRAPHY:   Geographical skills and   field work

 Our school 

 HISTORY

 Our school (past and present)

 GEOGRAPHY

 UK countries 

 HISTORY

 World History

 Great fire of London   and Guy Fawkes 

YEAR 2

 GEOGRAPHY:   Geographical skills and   field work

 Our local area (East   Ham)

 HISTORY

 Our local area-East   Ham past and   present 



 GEOGRAPHY

 The UK and the   continents 






 HISTORY

 World History

 Space Race and Neil   Armstrong 

YEAR 3

 GEOGRAPHY:   Geographical skills and   field work

 Our local area   (Newham)

 HISTORY

 Our local area-   Newham past and   present 



 GEOGRAPHY

 The UK, Europe and the   World 




 HISTORY

 World History

 Stone Age to Iron   Age 




YEAR 4

 GEOGRAPHY:   Geographical skills and   field work

 Docklands





 HISTORY

 Docklands- changes   over time 







 GEOGRAPHY

 The World and North   America 

 HISTORY

 World History

 Ancient Egypt 






YEAR 5

 GEOGRAPHY:   Geographical skills and   field work

 London

HISTORY

London- changes over time 



 GEOGRAPHY

 The World and South   America 





 HISTORY

 World History

 Ancient Greece

YEAR 6

 GEOGRAPHY:   Geographical skills and   field work

 Lake District  

 HISTORY

 Lake District-   changes over time 

 GEOGRAPHY

 The World- Europe and   a contrasting continent 

 HISTORY: World   History

 Viking and Anglo-   Saxons

 

Experiences