History and Geography

At Latchford St James, History and Geography form an integral part of the curriculum. We believe the study of history and geography through enquiry-based learning inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of the society in which they live and the wider world around them.

Through our history curriculum, children will learn the historical skills that will allow them to understand important eras in British and world history in a clear and chronological narrative; studying important eras in time, learning about significant events, people and places and considering the impacts they had on our lives today.

In KS1, Children will consider history within living memory; how life has changed for people in Warrington and around the world and the events and people who have caused these changes. KS2 children will learn about British and world history in a much wider chronological narrative. Starting with some of the earliest British and world civilisations and working their way through significant places, events and people up to, and including, World War I and II. All the while learning and practising the skills to make sense of and develop a deeper understanding of the history they are studying.

Our Geography curriculum aims to inspire children to become curious and fascinated with the world around them and the people who live in it. We aim to equip children with knowledge about their own local area of Warrington as well as diverse places, people and environments around the globe. Our children will learn about globally significant places, how they have changed through time and how they differ from where they live.

KS1 children will learn of their local area and including key human and natural geographical features as well as learning about the key geographical features of the countries that make up the British Isles and the 7 continents of the world. As children move to KS2 they will develop their knowledge of the British Isles and the wider world with more in depth studies of the UK, Europe and the Americas. Children will develop geographical skills in order to understand their learning and make sense of the information they discover.

Geography & History curriculum map – 2019/20