St Andrew's (Barnsbury) CofE Primary School


History is important

The study of our history is a way to put the pieces of the past together and show how we came to be where we are today.  

Our aim when teaching History is to enrich and delight, and to foster a desire for knowledge.  History should be taught through its objects and its stories.  We want our children to have enquiring minds, to question the traditional views of History and to learn from the darker periods of History to be able to contribute a socially responsible view of the world.  


Why do we learn about Geography?

  • To understand what affects the basic physical world in everyday life (e.g. earth-sun relationships, water cycles, wind and ocean currents).
  • To learn the location of places and the physical and cultural characteristics of those places so that we can understand and embrace difference.
  • To understand people have changed over time, their ideas, places and environments.
  • To understand our community, town or country and the world so that you can understand the “where” of places and events.
  • To explain what arranged and sometimes changed the surface of the Earth.
  • To understand how people came to be in certain locations.
  • To recognise how people and places connect.
  • To be able to make sensible judgements about the physical environment and our impact on it.
  • To appreciate Earth as the homeland of humans and discuss about how the planet’s resources should be used.
  • To understand global interdependence and to become a better global citizen.