History & Geography


Through the History Curriculum at Grasmere, we strive to inspire a curiosity within our children. We aim to develop an understanding of British history and that of the wider world.

We work to develop an understanding of chronology as well as a knowledge and understanding of how the local area has changed over time. The children are given the opportunity to examine, interpret and evaluate a variety of sources in order to make deductions about the past. We use resources from Islington library to do this.

They are taught to think and behave as historians and archaeologists. The children are also encouraged to pose their own historical questions. We investigate how and why the world has changed and how different groups of people have been represented. We also look at what we can learn from the past to make the future a better place.

Themes such as Black History and Significant Women run across the curriculum and British values of democracy are examined.

Themed days, visitors and school visits are used within the History curriculum to develop a deeper understanding of the time periods studied and to inspire the children so that they have a lifelong love of History..


At Grasmere, the Geography curriculum aims to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them throughout their lives.

We aim to offer opportunities for children to explore the world in order to develop an understanding of the human and physical world in which they live in and their place within it. We aim to promote the 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.

Geography will promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helping them to have a greater understanding of their place in the world, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment. We encourage the children to ask questions about the world and provide opportunities for them to develop geographical skills and knowledge to be able to answer them.

Our History and Geography lead at Grasmere is Shannen.