History & Geography


At Membury, we aim to develop the children’s historical understanding through engaging and meaningful themes. We strive to develop the children’s historical knowledge with an understanding of how the past impacts upon the present. Their enquiry skills are developed through evaluation of evidence, logical thinking and working systematically to ask and answer questions.

In History, our children in Key Stage 1 are taught to consider changes within living memory, events beyond living memory and the lives of significant individuals in the past. In Key Stage 2, children develop their sense and understanding of chronology through the overarching themes of British history, World history and Power and Conflict. 



In Geography, Key Stage 1 children are taught about their local environments, to be able to name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and to be able to name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans. The children in Key Stage 2 are taught about places in the United Kingdom, wider world, the natural world and how places relate to each other. Visits are used to enhance the learning and develop fieldwork skills.