History and Geography

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Our Curriculum Offer

We offer a broad curriculum where every child is encouraged to shine.

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At Sarratt Primary School, history, geography and art and design are an integral part of our inclusive and engaging curriculum. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best.  National Curriculum objectives are delivered through explicit subject and case study focused lessons,  which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities whilst making creative links between all aspects of children’s learning.  We have developed a teacher assessment framework (TAF) for each year group, which explicitly details key skills and learning at each stage of the foundation subjects. In addition to this, we have created an assessment tool which identifies the four key skills for each subject, to aid teachers and children in their study of these foundation subjects.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our specified teaching of Foundation Subjects provides lots of learning challenges throughout the year which will require our children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.  

Teachers are encouraged to enrich the experience of the half-termly topics for the children through trips, visitors into school, celebration days and shared experiences of the wider school community.

Our creative curriculum has been organised through a subject based approach that incorporates the key skills set out in the new national curriculum (2014). Each class teacher is responsible for the delivery of the creative curriculum over each half term. Where possible, a cross-curricular approach can be woven through English, Maths, STEM, Computer Science and Science. 

Children progress through the logically sequenced learning, allowing them to build, recall and apply their skills and knowledge. These knowledge and skills are laterally assessed though pupil-led projects with subject leaders present to engage and ask questions of the pupils.

The experiences provided through each foundation subject are met with enthusiasm, sparking curiosity and creativity across all year groups. Children make meaningful links between the National Curriculum Subjects and apply their skills and understanding to meaningful contexts.


A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the world’s. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.




A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and locational knowledge understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Progression in History and Geography