History and Geography

Intent

At Heber Primary School, through our History and Geography curriculum our intent is to teach children:

  • To ask questions about their local, national and global community and be confident to use a range of geographical and historical skills to draw their own conclusions.
  • A strong understanding of the history and geography of the British Isles and South London‘s place within it and the wider world.
  • Knowledge of the push and pull factors that have prompted migration in different places and times but especially into and out of the British Isles.
  • An experience of diverse cultures, representing some of the diverse origins of the pupils themselves. This aims to challenge pupils’ assumptions and broaden their horizons.
  • To consider questions of social justice, inequality and how these issues have affected children in the past, present and future.
  • To understand the impact and responsibility they have on our local, national and global environment.

Curriculum and Coverage

Children have one immersion day per term which is an entire day of teaching. Activities should be designed to address objectives from across the curriculum.
Each humanities topic has History and Geography objectives. Some topics are weighted towards one subject more than the other, but subject leaders have ensured that subject weighting is balanced across the year through the progression of skills document and the curriculum map. Teachers are given time to create a medium term plan each term to ensure appropriate coverage. This MTP details prior learning ensuring that new learning build upon prior learning, embedding long term understanding of knowledge and skills.
History and Geography progression maps show progression across the year group and in relation to other year groups. They also detail how skills repeated in different year groups are built upon to ensure progression. It is expected that teachers refer to them to identify prior knowledge.

For full details of the topic areas cored in our History and Geography curriculum, please see the Curriculum Overview.