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History and Geography at Bruce Grove Primary

History and Geography Rationale

History has always been held in high regard at Bruce Grove Primary School. The history curriculum draws from and makes full use of the immediate and wider local area, enabling children to develop a deep understanding of the rich history of their locality. Topics are informed by the national curriculum and are sensitive to children’s interests, as well as the context of the local area. The history curriculum at Bruce Grove is carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning and that the school’s approaches are informed by current pedagogy.

The Geography curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that provide explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

In both subjects, we are following the Haringey Educational Partnership (HEP) curriculum, which is a programme of study designed to create a cohesive approach between all Humanities subjects within the curriculum.


Curriculum Overview


Autumn 1


Autumn 2


Spring 1


Spring 2


Summer 1


Summer 2



Transport over time

Tottenham, UK Counties and cities

Toys through the Ages

UK weather and seasons

Homes Through the Ages /Landmarks in Tottenham


Map Making


Great Fire of London

Settlement: village towns cities

Famous People: Samuel Pepys, Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale


Hot and Cold areas of the world -similarities and differences


Holidays in the past

7 continents and 5 oceans - Barnaby Bear


Stone Age and the Neolithic Revolution

HEP BK – The Stone Age



HEP BK - Agriculture

Ancient Egypt

HEP Bk - Ancient Egypt

Rivers: Thames and the Nile

HEP BK - Rivers

Cradles of Civilisation – Mesopotamia

HEP BK – Cradles of Civilisation


Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

HEP Bk - Mountains


Ancient Greece HEP Bk – Ancient Greece

Climate, biomes and vegetation HEP Bk – Climates and Biomes

The Roman Empire

HEP BK – The Roman Empire


temperate and tropical climates

HEP BK – The Rhine and the Mediterranean


Ancient Britons and Roman Britain

HEP BK – Roman Britain

Land use Patterns and Changes over time



Islamic Civilisation

HEP Bk – The Round City of Baghdad



Trade – distribution of natural resources

HEP Bk - Why is California so thirsty?

Angles, Saxons and Scots - HEP BK – Anglo Saxon Britain

Coasts, rivers and the Water Cycle Tottenham v Norfolk

HEP BK – Coastal Processes and Landforms


The Struggle for the Kingdom of England

Polar climates, oceans and seas

HEP BK - Oceans


The Mayans






Rainforests: North and South America

The Battle of Britain

Compare/contrast UK / Europe / North America

London/Tottenham an immigration through time 19th to 20th century


Similarities and Differences between London and Pendarren, Wales