Place & Time
The Place & Time Domain encompasses the following traditional subjects:
We recognise the importance of Place and Time within our curriculum design. As a ‘pivotal’ domain, Place and Time, through the respective history and geography curriculum progressions, enable other domains to be studied alongside a Place and Time Theme.
Starting from the local environment for our youngest learners, the Place and Time Theme progresses from a local, to a national, to an international perspective by the end of their KS2 education. This allows learners to build upon previous knowledge, both historical and geographical, applying it through three defined historical time periods from Year Three onwards. The consistency of this approach allows for learners to speak articulately and knowledgeably about their learning.
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip 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, their growing knowledge about the world should help 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, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
-Place & Time Domain Team