Our Geography Curriculum
We aim to provide a high quality, well-planned, sequenced and ambitious Geography curriculum. Believing that Geography is about providing children with the opportunity to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world around them that will remain with them long after they leave school, we aim to provide children with the opportunity to develop their locational knowledge, place knowledge, understanding of human and physical geography in addition to developing their geographical and fieldwork skills.
Through our high quality and well-resourced Geography curriculum, children will learn about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments. In addition to developing a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes, children will exploring wider current issues such as sustainability, interdependence and diversity. As children progress through the school, they will acquire key geographical skills enabling them to carry out fieldwork, interpret a range of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), communicating geographical informations in a variety of ways.
We specifically want children to:
- Know about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality, understanding basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography.
- Build on prior knowledge to develop their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include Europe, North and South America.
- Develop a geographical knowledge about the location and characteristics of a range of the world's most significant human and physical features.
- Know how to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness and place knowledge.
Geography at Home
We would love children to be engaged with geography and awareness of the world around them all of the time. At home, this could include:
- Watching Newsround and discussing where stories are taking place and their significance.
- Getting children to plan trips - How will we get there? What will we see on the way? How long will it take? What route(s) could we take?
- Having world maps and atlases at home. Where is this football team based? Where does this famous person live? Where are the best surf spot? What is the capital city of Honduras?
- Subscriptions to magazines such as National Geographic or The Week Junior.
- Keeping a family scrap book of places visited.
- Observing and discussing the area, country and world around us.
- Reading books (fiction or non-fiction) about or set in different parts of the world.