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Hartley Primary School



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