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History & Geography at Frant

Intent - Train up a child...

  • ‚ÄčTo promote curiosity and enquire about the word we live in - asking questions and comment upon how History has shaped the word in which we live today. 
  • For children to extend their knowledge about the place in which we live and the world we live in. 
  • To be able to use a map correctly, finding human and physical features and key landmarks. 
  • To know key figures in History and how they have shaped our world. 
  • To understand chronology and be able to sequence key events. 


  • To have Forest School available to Lower School to start building curiosity around nature and the world. 
  • Trips, visitors and local walks. 
  • Children to study areas beyond where we live. Looking at key features, local landmarks, religion, culture, climate etc.. and be able to compare them to our own. 
  • To use key questions in our Topics lessons and refer to these to build opinions and inferences as well as knowledge. 
  • Key figures linked to the topic will be taught and children to understand their impact. 
  • Use of timelines around school, constantly being referred to and used throughout lessons. 


The impact can be measured by:

  • Children are able to articulate their understanding of the world we live in and how it is formed, as well as key periods of History. 
  • Children are able to understand how the world has changed and how History and Geography have shaped the world we live in today through Natural Disasters/events as well as key periods or events in History. 
  • Children have an understanding of chronology and can sequence periods of History or key events studied. 

Geography Skills

Skills and fieldwork:

This includes learning how to interpret a range of sources of information such as maps, atlases, globes and photographs to describe and locate features and areas studied. 


Location knowledge:

Children are taught to locate globally significant places such as continents, countries and oceans and understand geographical similarities and differences through contrasting case studies such as a location in the UK compared to another in the world. Children are also encouraged to explore atlases and maps. 


Human and physical geography:

In order to draw comparisons between areas, children research human features of locations such as settlements, trade and areas we live in as well as looking at physical features such as mountains, rivers, volcanoes and climate zones.



History Skills

Chronology - both the chronology of the topic studied and where it fits on a timeline in History. 

Being able to identify and know information about key figures in History. 

Historical enquiry - finding and using sources and artefacts to draw knowledge and make conclusions. 

Historical knowledge - having an understand of the period of History studied. 

Interpretations of History - being able to look at artefacts and evidence to make opinions and enquries about a period of history. This may also include being able to make comparisons and find differences. 


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