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Humanities (History and Geography)

Subject Overview

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y1

Mostly integrated through the theme of Seaside.

Autumn 1 & 2:
Use world maps, atlases and globes to locate seaside locations and use basic  geographical vocabulary to refer to and describe key physical and human features of locations.

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Use fieldwork and observational skills to compare and contrast Binfield to the seaside.

Explore weather and climate in the United Kingdom

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Great Fire of London



Spring 1 & 2:
Locate London on a map of the UK.

Use language of country and capital
 city.

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Mostly integrated through the theme of
Oceans and Continents


Summer 1 & 2:
Use maps, atlases and globes to identify the oceans and continents of the world.

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Compare and contrast Binfield with an African country using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to and describe key physical and human features of locations

Y2

 Mostly integrated through the theme of Florence Nightingale


Autumn 1 & 2:
Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries Florence Nightingale visited. 
Use geographical language to describe what those countries would have been like. 

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Coronation



Spring 1 & 2:
Devise a simple map to show the route of the Coronation.

Use aerial images and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic physical features of area on the Coronation route.

Mostly integrated through the theme of Islands

Summer 1 & 2:
Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries and capitals
of the United Kingdom.

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Compare and contrast the Isle of Coll with Madagascar.

Explore weather and climate in the Inner Hebrides and Madagascar.

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to and describe key physical and human features of the Isle of Coll and Madagascar.

Y3

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Eyptians



Autumn 1 & 2:
Use maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping to locate Egypt and describe its features using the language of physical and human geography
 (settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links
and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water supplies)

Mostly integrated through the theme of
 
Binfield Local Study


Spring 1 & 2:
Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies
Use maps to show how Binfield has changed over time.
Use the 8 points of the compass, four figure grid references, symbols and keys (including the use of OS maps)to  build knowledge of the local area.

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Stone Age to Iron Age



Summer 1 & 2:
Name and locate countries and cities of the UK and use geographical language to describe them.

In terms of human geography, describe settlements and land use.

Y4

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Romans



Autumn 1 & 2:
Use maps to locate Rome and other important cities. 
Identify countries that were invaded by the Romans on a map. 
Use the 8 points of the compass to describe where these countries are located.

Identify settlements and land use.
Describe the physical geography of Rome and the lands they invaded.

Mostly integrated through the theme of Rainforests

Spring 1 & 2:
Locate the world's countries with focus on South America. 
Identify the Equator, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic, Antarctic and time and date zones.
Use the 8 points of a compass, 4-figure grid references and symbols.

Locate the geographical zones (rainforests) of the world and describe them using geographical language (human and physical) - identify similarities and differences.

Use a wide range of geographical sources in order to investigate places and patterns

 

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 Mostly integrated through the theme of Extreme Earth and Mayans

Summer 1: Mayans
Locate the world's countries with focus on North and South America.
Identify where the main Mayan settlements were.
Use the language of human and physical geography to describe locations where the Mayans lived.


Summer 2: Extreme Earth
Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography including volcanoes, earthquakes and the water cycle.
Use maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping to locate countries and describe features related to features studied. 

Y5

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Greece


Autumn 1 & 2:
Locate the world's countries with a

focus on Europe. 
Where is Greece in relation to other countries in Europe? 
Identify the human and physical characteristics of Greece. 
Describe similarities and differences between regions in Greece and the reasons for these. 
Collect and analyse statistics and other information in order to gain a good understanding of Greece.

Mostly integrated through the theme of Sustainability

Spring 1 & 2:
Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including land use, economic activity including trade links and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water supplies. 
Describe how locations around the world are changing and explain reasons for the change (climate change)
Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies.
Use a wide range of geographical sources in order to investigate places and patterns. 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Vikings


Summer 1 & 2:
Identify on a map where the Vikings and Saxons lived.
Identify the physical features of those areas. 
Use the language of human geography to describe settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links.

Y6

Mostly integrated through the theme of Changing World

Autumn 1 & 2:
Describe how locations around the world are changing and explain some of the reasons for change.

Describe how countries and geographical regions are interconnected and interdependent (trade links, the distribution of natural materials) using human and physical geographical language.

 

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Crime and Punishment



Spring 1 & 2:
Identify countries/regions related to historical times studied on a map.  Describe how countries and geographical regions are interconnected and interdependent.

Describe how locations around the world are changing and explain some of the reasons for change.

Mostly integrated through the theme of Rivers


Summer 1 & 2:
Physical geography - rivers, mountains.

Locate rivers studied on a map and describe main features of the locations.  How do the physical features affect the human activity there?

 

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Use fieldwork sampling to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area (Henley).

Subject Overview

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of All About Me (A1) and People Who Help Us (A2)
 

People and communities

•Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.

•Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experience.

•Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

•Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.

•Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.

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The world

•Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

•Can talk about some of the things they have observed such as plants, animals, natural and found objects. 

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Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of All Around The World (Sp1) and Growing and changing (SP2)

People and communities

•Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

•Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.

•Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

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The world

•Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

•Looks closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change.

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Mostly integrated through free flow learning based on the themes of Animals (Sp1) and Famous Authors (SP2)

 

People and communities

Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

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The world

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

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Y1

Mostly integrated through the theme of Seaside                                 

Autumn 1 & 2:
Key events in the past.
The first use of the seaside for leisure (Victorian era)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of The Great Fire of London

Spring 1 & 2:
Lives of significant individuals (SamuelPepys.)    

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Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. (Tudor era)

 

Mostly integrated through the theme of Africa

Summer 1 & 2:
Lives of significant Individuals (Captain Cook)

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Y2

Mostly integrated through the theme of Florence Nightingale

Autumn 1 & 2:
Lives of significant individuals.

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Key events of the past (Crimean war - Victorian era)

 

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Coronation

Spring 1 & 2:
Key events in the past - The Queen's Coronation

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Significant historical events in locality - Windsor castle. (Coronation)

 

Mostly integrated through the theme of  Islands

Y3

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Egyptians

Autumn 1 & 2:
Early civilization achievements. History that is of an interest to pupils (Ancient Egyptians)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Binfield

Spring 1 & 2:
Local history study. (Linked to Geography, looking at maps from different eras)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Stone Age to Iron Age

Summer 1:
Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age, Themes in British history. (Stone Age)          

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Summer 2:
Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age, Themes in British history. (Bronze Age & Iron Age)

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Y4

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Romans  

           
Autumn 1 & 2 - The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. History that is of an interest to pupils

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Rainforest

Mostly integrated through the theme of Extreme Earth and Mayans

Summer 1 - Non-EU society that contrasts with British History (Mayans)  
Summer 2 - Key events of the past (Pompeii)

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Y5

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Greece    

Autumn 1 & 2:
Early civilization achievements.                   
History that is of an interest to pupils (Ancient Greece)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Sustainability

Spring 1 & 2:
Local History study (linked with Geography).

How has housing and transport changed the village?

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Mostly integrated through the theme of   Anglo Saxons and Vikings

Summer 1 & 2:
Britain's settlements, Viking's struggle for kingdoms of England, Themes in British history. (invasions of Vikings and Anglo Saxons)

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Y6

Mostly integrated through the theme of Changing World     

Autumn 1 & 2:
Themes in British History and Key events of the past. (How WWII changed the world.)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Women in History.

Spring 1 & 2:
Themes in British History (Tudors, Stewarts, Victorians compared to more modern history looking at society, inspirational women and changes over time.)

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Mostly integrated through the theme of Rivers                 

Spring 1 & 2:
Key events of the past. (How were rivers used in the past for transport, leisure and trade?)

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This subject is co-ordinated by Rachael Norman and Liz Sims.

This page was last updated April 2021

 

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