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Forest Row Church of England Primary School


History and Geography

The Humanities Curriculum at Forest Row School

Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and become loving adults who are forever inspired to learn and are ready for life’s adventures. 

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.  

It is important that the children develop progressive skills of a historian throughout their time at Forest Row and do not just learn a series of facts about the past. In History, pupils at Forest Row, find evidence, weigh it up and reach their own conclusion. To do this successfully, as historians, they need to be able to research, interpret evidence, including primary and secondary sources, and have the necessary skills to argue for their point of view; skills that will help them in their adult life.

We believe it is important that children develop the skills of a geographer by fully immersing them in all areas of the subject.  We are very fortunate to have the wonderful Ashdown Forest within walking distance and our local area is fully utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practise. School trips and fieldwork are provided to give first hand experiences, which enhance children’s understanding of the world beyond their locality.


History National Curriculum Coverage at Forest Row Primary School  



Geography National Curriculum Coverage at Forest Row Primary School 

 History Progression of Skills at Forest Row Primary School

 Geography Progression of Skills at Forest Row Primary School