‘The study of geography is more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexities of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’
In geography lessons children develop curiosity about the world around them, from local to global. They learn about the impact of their actions on the planet and understand the importance of developing a future that is sustainable. They learn to take personal responsibility for choices they make which will impact others.
Through the studying of geography children will develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others, and a sense of community. They will see how societies are organised and shaped by people’s values and actions, and how communities can live and work together. Children consider the diversity of people and cultures within and across communities.
Geography is a key focus in the Spring term for each year group, although skills and understanding continue to be developed each term. The school has devised a clear progression of knowledge, skills and understanding. This enables the children to build on their locational and place knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of physical and human geography, as they move through the school. As part of their learning they also develop a progressive knowledge of maps and fieldwork skills
Each new project also introduces children to a range of clear and identified vocabulary embedded within opportunities to talk, read and write – communicating their learning effectively. Through carefully sequenced and skilfully adapted units of learning all pupils are included and have the opportunity for success.
We follow the National Curriculum, adding and enhancing learning opportunities where they arise to maximise the development of cultural capital. Our curriculum aims to create well informed individuals, in geography this means that pupils will have a broad understanding of places around the world, where they are and what it is like to live there. They will have an understanding of the human and physical features and the impact that this has on life, considering the impact that people have on the planet. This learning will be embedded and enhanced by first hand experiences, trips and visits.
Below is an overview of our Geography curriculum across the school:
Ways to support at home:
BBC Bitesize Geography Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
National Geographic Kids. Includes fun games and quizzes for children.