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History & Geography Curriculum Statement

At St Bede’s Catholic Academy, we follow the Cornerstones pedagogy of Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express to create a focused approach to the delivery of key knowledge. Using knowledge rich projects, we aim to deliver a sequence of subject specific lessons that allow children to build on prior learning. All topics are designed to engage the children with a memorable experience and the opportunity to make meaningful connections across subjects, ensuring that our topic-based curriculum is a rich and relevant experience for the children at St Bede’s.

Underpinning each of the geography and history topics are the subject specific concepts which we will be embedding as the children move through the year groups.


  • Location and place knowledge
  • Geographical techniques
  • Physical features and processes
  • Human interaction with the environment.


  • Chronology
  • Communicating history
  • Investigating the past
  • Thinking like an historian.