In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, geography is about developing knowledge, skills and understanding relating to children's own environment and the people who live there, and developing an awareness of the wider world.
- investigate and learn about the physical and human features of their own environment and appreciate how their locality is similar to and different from other places;
- focus on geographical questions like What/Where is it? What is it like? How did it get like this?;
- develop and use geographical enquiry skills, including fieldwork skills, geographical terms, making and using maps, and using photographs.
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, history is about the lives and lifestyles of familiar people in the recent past and about famous people and events in the more distant past, including those from British history.
- learn about familiar and famous people and about events from the recent and more distant past in Britain and elsewhere;
- look for similarities and differences between life today and in the past and use common words associated with the passing of time;
- talk and write about what happened and why people acted as they did;
- find out about the past using different sources of information and representations.
Key Stage 1