Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children investigate a range of places , both in Britain and abroad, to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.
Geography is taught as part of the cross- curricular topic themes. Each year children will study three Geography units and three history units. The units have been planned to allow for continuity and progression of skills whilst covering the National Curriculum within each key stage.
Each year group carries out field work as part of the geography curriculum.