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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

History and Geography

History Intent

We intend to provide a high quality history curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the history of Britain and the wider world; learn about the lives of significant people of the past; understand the methods of historical enquiry and be able to ask and answer questions. We teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We want children to enjoy and develop a life-long love of learning about history by gaining this knowledge and skills.

Geography Intent


At Trotts Hill, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of their world and their place in it. It helps to develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote children’s interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

History Curriculum Maps

Geography Curriculum Maps

Week commencing Monday 23rd November Round the World Week

During this week all classes took part in 'Round the World' activities.  The children looked fabulous dressed in the colours of the flags. Different classes explored different countries including: India, Poland, Zimbabwe and Brazil.  Classes focused on using geography skills to learn more about the different countries and used  a range of resources including: maps, photos, Google Earth and videos.  Classes then linked with each other to share their learning.

October 2020 Black History Month

During October all classes across the school celebrated Black History Month.  Classes read the book 'The Undefeated' and discussed the lives of the people in the book.  Classes explored many different aspects of Black History including: the story of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, the Slave Trade, music artists and celebrated differences in hair, skin and eye colour.  Learning was shared in a whole school virtual assembly.

We have been awarded the Woodland Trust Bronze award for our Eco-Warrior work.

June 2020

This week at school the Key Stage 2 Key Worker bubble spent the afternoon gardening on the school allotment with Mrs Burke. 


We planted mini watermelon seeds in pots.  We put them in the hot greenhouse.  We can't wait to eat them.  Layla

I learnt how to say watermelon in Spanish which is 'sandia'.  Thomas


We also planted out some French bean seedlings and some sunflowers.  We had to do a lot of watering as the soil was very dry because of all of the hot weather we have been having.  Freya


In addition, we also did some weeding and tidying up of the area.  We put the weeds into the compost bin because we then get more soil that we can put back onto the allotment.  Isla


We were social distancing all the time whilst weeding and watering, which was hard but we did keep it up.  Freya


Well done to the Eco-Warriors who have achieved the Eco-Schools Silver award.

History learning across the school

Year 3 visited Celtic Harmony as part of their Stone Age learning.  Year 1 and 6 were visited by Stevenage museum to support their learning about old toys and WWII. Year 2 and 5 produced some fantastic Plague Doctor masks and Long ships as part of their home learning.

We have achieved Level One Royal Horticultural Society Gardening Award.