The history document says the subject's aims and purposes are to develop children's sense of identity through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world, and to introduce children to what is involved in understanding and interpreting the past.
Design and technology in primary schools should nurture creativity and innovation through designing and making. Pupils should explore values about and attitudes to the made world, and how we live and work in it. They should also develop skills and understanding.
Meanwhile, geography should stimulate children's interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the Earth's surface; encourage children's sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them; help children to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat - and enhance children's sense of responsibility for the Earth.
Schools are entitled to one free copy of each subject folder from QCA Publications, PO Box 99, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6SN. Extra copies cost pound;16.