“How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and what’s next. And Geography helps children make sense of their place in the world.”                      
- Tony Robinson
At St Charles' our History and Geography lessons are skills based and knowledge-rich. Our yearly overview illustrates the extensive coverage of the curriculum which is inter-woven with a bespoke progression of knowledge and skills to take our children beyond the National Curriculum. Throughout the year and across the phases, pupils are able to build upon pre-existing learning by revisiting certain areas of study and experience new learning to enable pupils to consolidate new skills and knowledge.
What are the main principles?
Every History and Geography unit of work is introduced with a memorable experience or a trip as a hook into the learning to engage or at the end to consolidated their understanding and relate new knowledge and skills to their own life, locality and the wider world. 
Every topic across the school is taught alongside our core principles: starting with the enquire stage to ignite enthusiasm and passion into their new learning to encourage pupil interest and curiosity, explore and learn new knowledge and skills and then embed what the children have learned and enjoyed. At the end of each subject unit, children will revisit the ‘key question’ and their ‘big ideas’ to reflect, express and consolidate their learning. By doing so, we can measure their progress as knowing more and remembering more.
Each topic links directly to History or Geography knowledge, building on existing skills and understanding to ensure that learning is progressive and continuous.
Refer to our whole school Humanities curriculum overview.