History and Geography

We teach History in our school with the following aims:

  • To aid children in developing a sense of the past and to develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.

  • To provide children with opportunities to learn about significant times, places, people and events and to consider the impact of these on our own lives.

  • To enable children to recognise the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of society.

  • To develop skills to enable pupils to ask questions, find evidence, carry out research, weigh it up and reach conclusions.


We teach Geography in our school with the following aims:

  1. To develop an interest in and awareness of place.

  2. To study a locality and contrast this with other localities, encouraging pupils to ask questions and take part in field work activities.

  3. To identify human and physical features of a place, as well as comparing similarities and differences between localities.

  4. Develop an understanding of the relationship between and the effects of human activity and physical processes.

  5. To develop an understanding of special patterns in the human and physical environment, including weather patterns.

  6. To develop knowledge and use of, a range of geographical vocabulary to describe features and characteristics of places.

  7. To develop children’s confidence and competency in specific geographical skills.

  8. To increase knowledge of continents, oceans, countries and places across Europe and the Americas through interesting and engaging activities.

Our documents below show the skills we are  teaching the children. Our Knowledge Organisers help children to see key knowledge that they will learn during their lessons. Teachers plan detailed lessons to help the children use their skills and develop their knowledge. Our History and Geography Lead, Sarah Davenport, is always happy to talk you through these subjects in more detail and holds copies of all the teaching plans for each unit of study.

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Main Contact: Sue Finch, Head Teacher

Tel: 0151 832 3672

SEN Contact: Sarah Davenport

SEN Email: sarah.davenport@westminsterprimary.cheshire.sch.uk