Our Geography curriculum is designed with the intent that all children will become a geographer and develop an inquisitive nature about the world around them.

Inspiring our pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world around them whilst encouraging the sharing of their lived experiences about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes will be the journey from Reception to Year 6.

Developing geographical skills including using maps, globes, aerial photographs, grid references and compasses is part of our geography curriculum.  Pupils growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human features.

Being able to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways linked to their own locality, United Kingdom, Europe and the wider World will aid our pupils to develop a love for Geography.

Learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom through activities within classrooms, halls and by undertaking fieldwork in both our Forest School and local pathways.

Pupils’ understanding of world-wide environmental issues will develop their sense of responsibility for their futures.

Curriculum Implementation

Geography alongside History is a key driver of our Non-Core Curriculum.  We have developed a bespoke curriculum which foundation is rooted in being progressive throughout out whole school.

Geography is taught as part of a half-termly topics, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. Lessons are sequenced using our progression of skills document which ensure coverage of both the Early Years Learning Goals and the National Curriculum and link cross curricular.  It is our firm belief that specific objectives can be covered through Art or Maths.

Activities within Geography lessons are adapted to meet the needs of all pupils. Open-ended questions are used to develop pupils’ inquisitive natures and deeper thinking.

In addition to learning about environmental issues within relevant Geography lessons, pupils understanding of such issues at both a local and global scale is enriched through our assemblies.

Curriculum Impact

Our Geography curriculum is designed to ensure that pupils’ geographical knowledge and skills are embedded throughout their time at our school. The progression of knowledge and skills document provides clear targets for pupils at each stage of their learning which enables teachers to provide learning opportunities at the appropriate level.

Teachers will assess children’s learning at the beginning and throughout each Geography lesson through questioning and discussion. Following the lesson, teachers will informally assess children’s understanding during marking of books, providing verbal or written feedback individually or as a group/class. Misconceptions will be addressed.

Our children will be equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready secondary education, for life as an adult in the wider world and for a range of future geography-based/linked careers.

Careers linked to Geography:

A Geographer

A Cartographer

A Teacher

An Urban Planner

A Landscape Architect

An Environmental Scientist

An Environmental Consultant

A Surveyor

A University Lecturer

A Professor