Geography plays a crucial part in our children’s understanding of where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop over time. Learning focuses on studying places and the relationships between people and their environments.
We want children to become curious and fascinated about the world around them and for this to remain with them through all aspects of life.
Our geography curriculum is carefully structured and builds on prior learning that is spiralled through key themes. By revisiting these key themes progression is built into the geography curriculum. Children are supported to become geographers and develop transferable skills.
|Location||A location is the point or place of which and object exists. This can be defined in different ways using a range of geographical language.|
|Climate||The average course of weather conditions for a particular location over a period of many years.|
|Sustainability||The concept of sustainability is about the capacity of the environment to support our lives and lives of other living creatures into the future.|
|Development||The process of growth, or changing from one condition to another.|
|Human and physical processes||The process of looking at how particular events can change the physical and human world.|
|Geomorphology||The process of looking at how particular events can change the physical and human world.|
Through an enquiry-based approach children ask and answer questions that help to develop understanding. Geography lessons start with a question that is thought provoking and leads to discussions; children can explore their own understanding, frame their ideas and draw conclusions. We want children to see and value their place in the world as a global citizen.
Field work is a key component of our geography curriculum and provides meaningful learning experiences beyond the classroom. Children are provided with opportunities to investigate their local area and beyond. By developing skills in collecting, analysing and interpreting data children are better able to develop their understanding and expand their knowledge
You can travel the seas, poles and deserts and see nothing. To really understand the world, you need to get under the skin of the people and places. In other words, learn about geography. I can’t imagine a subject more relevant in schools.”