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History and Geography (Class Topics)

We follow a topic based approach to the curriculum for Geography and History making links to other subjects where appropriate. Topics have been carefully selected so that there is even coverage of the National Curriculum, opportunities to explore ideas in depth, revisit and expand upon previous learning and make links between subjects. In English children study quality books, plays and poems that are chosen to deepen children’s understanding of the topic and are given opportunities for cross curricular writing. All topics are built around planned practical learning opportunities such as field work, museum visits and workshops that enrich children’s learning further. We take full advantage of our location in the heart of London through curriculum topics that explore the richness of London past and present and Moreland is proud to be the Museum of London’s champion school. The organisation of the curriculum in this way helps knowledge to “stick”, to join up learning and ensure breadth and depth in the study of all subject disciplines.


The topics that the children study are outlined below (see class pages for a full curriculum map including trips and visits):


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Nursery and Reception Cycle 1

Into the Woods

All About Me

In the Garden

Nursery and Reception Cycle 2

Food and Festivals

Imaginary Worlds

About Town

Year 1

Black History – Tales Around the World

London Calling: From A to Z

Fossil Hunters

Enchanted Woodlands

Beside the Seaside

Take One Picture

Year 2

Black History – Rosa Parks

Time Detectives – Great Fire of London

Kings, Queens and Castles

The Great British Bake Off

Land Ahoy: Pirates and Explorers

Take One Picture

Year 3

Black History – Nelson Mandela

Go with the Flow – Waterways of London

Active Planet

80 Days Around the World

Stone Age to Iron Age

Take One Picture

Year 4

Black History - Windrush

People of London



Mini topic- The Water Cycle

Ancient Greece

Take One Picture

Year 5

Black History – The Slave Trade

Roman London

Anglo Saxons and Vikings

Where We Live

Weather and Climate

Take One Picture

Year 6

Black History – Famous People in the Civil Rights Movement

Victorian London

Going Global



Take One Picture


In the Summer Term children across the school have a topic based upon the National Gallery's Take One Picture project. All the children visit the National Gallery to take part in a workshop session around the current year's painting. They then choose the themes from the painting they would like to explore further and the teacher plans from the children's lead.

See the link below for more information on the Take One Picture project.




Field Work Opportunities

Takeover Day 2019 - A sneak peek

Uploaded by Museum of London Learning on 2019-12-13.

Gallery of Children’s Work

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Year 2 Pine Class made a stop animation film about The Great Fire of London with help from the Discovery team at 3.

Jumping Buses

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Year 1 made stop animation films about the story of the jumping bus when they visited Tower Bridge.

Jumping Buses

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