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Mighty Zulu Warrior Nation visiting Year 3 and 4 during their South Africa

Geography and History

At Thornton Hough we want the children to learn about the world around them and the how the past has shaped the world we live in today. The Geography and History curriculum is taught through our Topic lessons, where the children cover a range of Geography and History topics about the area we live in and the wider world.   


In Key Stage 1, we aim to develop childrens knowledge of the world, the United Kingdom and the area we live in through a range of different learning experiences and resources.  Children will learn basic geographical vocabulary and begin to develop and use their geographical skills. 

In Key Stage 2, Children will extend their knowledge beyond their local area, focussing primarily on Europe and North and South America. They will extend their geographical and field work skills through practical topics and will be continue to be given the opportunity to learn through a range of activites and experiences, both in and out of school.  


In Key Stage 1, Children will develop an awareness of the past and will identify and compare the similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They will learn about significant figures and events both within and outside living memory in our country and will focus specifically on our local area. They will also look at changes which have occured over time.  

During Key Stage 2, Children will continue to develop a secure chronological understanding of British, local and world history. They learn about and compare different periods of history using source analysis, independent research and hands on experiences to learn about and discover our past.    

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