In Early Years and Key Stage One, children learn about their own history and that of their family. They explore the lives of important individuals from the past. They begin to build a sense of chronology.
In Key Stage Two, children learn about key eras of the past - as outlined by the National Curriculum - on a chronological journey from Year 3 to Year 6. They study the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Early Islamic Civilisation and the Victorians.
Throughout their study of the past, children develop their historical skills taking a spiral approach to six core concepts:
In Early Years, children learn about the natural environment around them. They make comparisons between their own environment and that of others. They study simple maps and use positional language. They explore the lives of important individuals from the past. They begin to build a sense of chronology.
In Key Stage One and Two, children study a range of physical and human geography topics from around the globe including continents and oceans, rainforests and mountains, different cultures and lifestyles.
Throughout their study of geography, children develop a range of skills taking a spiral approach to five core concepts: