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History is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the understanding and skills they need to develop their knowledge of the past and its influence on the present day. In our curriculum overview we have year by year expectations of what is covered in each year group. We also have a skills overview that runs alongside the themes covered. In addition to this we study our local area and look at historical events of local interest e.g. children learn about the rebellion that took place locally and the Iron Age Fort at Killerton. We teach the children about important, historical national events e.g. Remembrance Day.




There is a skills and knowledge overview for Geography which is written with the support of documentation from the British Geographical Association. Our programme of learning is detailed in our curriculum overview and we build in studies of localities within Devon including Clyst St Mary e.g. children walk around the village looking at land use, the local river Clyst, visit Exeter, Dartmoor, Exmouth and Brixham. There is a strong focus on outdoor learning in this subject. Opportunities are taken to learn about different cultures, extremes of weather whenever they arise. Children learn about the wider world by studying locations abroad e.g. North and South America.