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Geography

At Chalfont St Peter Infant School, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. As pupils develop knowledge about the world, they learn about physical and human features of landscapes and environments.

 

Key stage 1 pupils are taught knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They develop an understanding and basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to Human and Physical Geography and begin to use geographical skills, including simple map reading first-hand observation of the local area .

 

Programmes of Study include:

  •  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 seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world
  • use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to beaches, cliffs, coasts, forests, hills, mountains, seas, oceans, rivers, soil, valleys, vegetation, seasons and weather
  • 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 the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

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History

At Chalfont St Peter Infant School, we aim to provide high-quality History education which will enable pupils

to gain knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children are encouraged to develop curiosity to know more about the past. Children are given every opportunity to understand the challenges of the lives of people in the past and the process of change. 

 

Pupils are taught to develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

 

Programmes of Study include:  

  • changes within living memory
  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally (eg. the Great Fire of London)
  • 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 (eg. Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell)
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality. 

 

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