Humanities at The Minster


We believe that 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. Our teaching will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop a sense of 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.

We operate a Creative Curriculum, recognising the importance of cross-curricular, exciting topics to give history a meaningful context.



“Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant, a great adventure with a purpose," wrote Michael Palin.

At The Minster Junior School, we aim for a high-quality geography education in order to 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 geography 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, 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, 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.​

Click on the links below to see the various skills proegression frameworks for these subjects.

Geography Progression Framework LKS2

Geography Progression Framework UKS2

History Progression Framework LKS2

History Progression Framework UKS2