Geography & History

Geography & History Year 1

Autumn Term – History


  • Why were castles built?
  • Different castle types – those for defence and those for show
  • Who lived in a castle?
  • Homes then and now – compare our homes to a castle
  • Knights and heraldry
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Food and drink
  • Festivals and poignant historic events.
Spring Term – Geography

Use a world map to identify key places and features

Make comparisons between different world climates

Animals associated with different climates

Woodland animals

Summer Term – Geography

Map skills

  • Compass points
  • Aerial views
  • Grid work


Year 2

Autumn Term – History

The Great Fire of London

  • Context, causes and effects
  • Identifying differences between ways of life in the 17th century and today
  • Identifying changes and developments in firefighting equipment
  • Write an eye witness report of the event.

Learning about celebrations of key events through history which have their anniversaries through November/December

Learning about famous people through history who are linked to British culture

  • Emmeline Pankhurst and Votes for Women The Pilgrim Fathers
  • Samuel Pepys
  • James I
  • Charles II


Spring Term – Geography

Review understanding of key world geographical terms

Local Geography

  • Learn about the area local to us here – South-East England; Kent and Sussex
  • Identify key features of the local landscape and compare and contrast with an area form a different country with which we have a link
  • Map skills – keys and co-ordinates

Local History

  • Learn about famous figures linked to our local area
  • Learn about the history of our local area
Summer Term – Geography

Comparing and contrasting a range of different local environments and habitats

Name, locate and identify characteristics of key geographical features of the United Kingdom using basic geographical vocabulary

Use world maps and atlases to investigate different geographical habitats (personal study)

Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.