The intention of our Geography Curriculum is to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We also aim to promote an understanding of diverse places and resources. Pupils will learn about natural and human environments, together with gaining an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We also want children to develop key geographical skills such as: collecting and analysing data; using atlases, globes and aerial photographs and digital mapping programs. This also gives pupils the ability to communicate information in a variety of ways. As pupils progress through the school, 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. We aim to provide children with the opportunities to investigate and build geographical expertise from their local area to the wider world. We want children to enjoy learning about geography by not only gaining knowledge and skills through experiences in the classroom, but also through well planned educational visits and geography-based workshops.
The Geography Curriculum is carefully planned from our progression document to ensure that a progressive set of skills are taught throughout the school, aligned closely to the expectations of the National Curriculum. Geography lessons are planned coherently to build children’s understanding progressively from their local area and into the wider world. Lessons develop the children’s use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge. The Geography Curriculum makes careful links to other curriculum areas to encourage pupils to ask questions, investigate answers and make links to their wider learning. Opportunities are provided for children to develop their skills and fieldwork using both physical and digital maps and atlases. Fieldwork allows children to apply their geographical skills in a real-life setting and explore their local area and the features within it.