Marlborough Primary School

History and Geography

Our high quality history and geography curricula are designed to promote inquisitive and enquiring minds that lead to our children to discover and enjoy having a wide understanding of the world around them.

Our geography curriculum is designed to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination of the world around them; both on a local and global scale. 

Through our teaching of geography we ensure our pupils:

  • have opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area as well as the wider world
  • develop a sense of who they are and their heritage and
  • have great knowledge of their local area and community.

Our pupils will develop their ability to apply geographical skills that enable them to:

  • confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences
  • deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes
  • understand formation and use of landscapes and environments,
  • collect and analyse data
  • use maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans and
  • communicate information in a variety of ways.

Our history curriculum will develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past within Britain and the wider world; how and why some things change and some remain the same.

Through our teaching of history we ensure our pupils:

  • understand how the past can be divided up into different eras
  • recognise and understand that there are similarities, differences and connections between these eras
  • develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past and
  • learn about the impact that events from the past have had on our lives today. 

The historical skills taught across the school allow:

  • pupils to ask perceptive questions
  • think critically
  • weigh evidence
  • consider both sides of an argument and 
  • develop perspective and judgement./docs/History_Autumn_1


History and Geography in the Early Years 

Nursery and Reception focus on History and Geography throughout the year. Through direct teaching and continuous provision. This is in line with the Early learning Goals for Understanding the World: Past and Present; People, Culture and Communities and The Natural World. Themes include: Our families, past and present. Our day, toys from the past, our school, our local environments. Maps and our world, seasons and change. Different areas of our world; England/London, Polar regions, Asia, Africa.


History and Geography

Curriculum Map 




 Knowledge Organisers

Geography Autumn 1

History Autumn 1



History Autumn 2 


Geography Autumn 2


History Spring 1 



Geography Summer 1

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History Summer 1 

 Geography Summer 2

History Summer 2