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Here at Roscoe Primary School we believe that a high quality History education is essential to help pupils understand events that have taken place throughout time. Through our History lessons we should inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past and help the children to understand the complexity of people's lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies across the world. We can then use all of that knowledge to make comparisons to our lives and and gain an understanding on how changes have impacted the lives of many. 


Statutory Requirements 


Key Stage 1

Children should be taught about:

  • Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life. 
  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (E.g. The Great Fire of London, First aeroplane flight). 
  • The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods (E.g. Elizabeth l and Queen Victoria). 
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality. 



Key Stage 2 

Children should be taught about: 

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. 
  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. 
  • Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.
  • ​The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. 
  • A local History study. 
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066. 
  • The achievements of the earliest civilisations - an overview of where and when the first civilisations appeared and a depth study of one. 
  • Ancient Greece and the study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world. 
  • A Non-European society that provides contrast with British History. 




Here at Roscoe Primary School we want our Geography lesson to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 

Our lessons enable the children to gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. By looking at both human and physical geography children will be able to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. 


Statutory Requirements 


Key Stage 1


Children should be taught to: 

  • Name and locate the World's seven continents and five oceans 
  • Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. 
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European Country. 
  • ​Identify seasons and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world. 
  • Use basic geographical vocabulary. 
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries as well as the countries, continents and oceans. 
  • Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West).
  • Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study geography  of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment. 



Key Stage 2


​Children should be taught to: 

  • Locate the world's countries, using maps to focus on Europe and North and South America, concentrating on their environment regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities. 
  • Name and locate countries and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features. 
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle. 
  • Understand Geographical Similarities and differences through the study if human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European Country, and a region within North or South America.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of both physical and human geography. 
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries. 
  • ​Use the eight points of a compass, four and six figure grid references and symbols to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. 
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods.