History and Geography are subjects where children acquire a significant amount of knowledge whilst also developing their skills as historians and geographers.  Each term, children study a specific topic in depth – either History or Geography.


History topics span the ancient civilisations right up to the 1960s American Civil Rights movement. Children develop their knowledge of significant places and events that have occurred in the past, interpret different sources and make connections between different historical events.


The scope of the Geography curriculum is also broad ranging from rainforests and endangered species to coastal formations and the power of the sea. Again, children are acquiring significant amounts of knowledge and developing their skills as young geographers.


Knowledge Organisers are created for each unit to support acquisition of all the key facts and to enable connections to be made between topics.


The Humanities Curriculum Map shows when units are taught and identifies connections to prior learning in earlier units.

PDF iconArk Atwood Topic Curriculum.pdf