History fires the children's curiosity about the past. It develops their interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We teach children a sense of chronology and through this they develop a sense of identity and learn to value their own and other people's cultures. We teach the children to investigate past events, understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today and develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving. We use visits, artefacts and guest speakers to bring the past alive.
Through geography we teach the children an understanding of places and environments. The children learn about their local area and compare similarities and differences with other regions in the United kingdom and other countries in the world. The children learn how to use and interpret maps and the develop research, investigative and problem solving skills. The children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures, find out about the physical world and their responsibilities towards it.