Subject Leader - Mr Jake Buckle
Link Governor - Mr Mike Summerfield
The aims of geography are:
o stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and develop a knowledge and understanding of the physical and human processes which shape places.
To increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
To provide learning opportunities that enthuse, engage, and motivate children to learn and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
To encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means.
To make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment.
To develop the geographical skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales, and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
To be able to apply map reading skills to globes and atlas maps and identify geographical features.
To formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.
To enable children to work geographically in a range of appropriate contexts, using a variety of materials and equipment including other people’s experiences and knowledge.
Geography is taught as part of our Project Lessons throughout the year.
From Year 1 upwards, one Geography unit is taught at least every long term across the school with children looking at seven Geographical topics over their two-year cycle.
Skills such as map reading and fieldwork are built on and revisited throughout the children’s school journey.
In Early Years Geography is incorporated into the Understanding the World aspect of the curriculum and they start to look at some Geographical skills such as mapping.
The whole school curriculum coverage for Geography can be found here. Geography is taught on a 'spiral curriculum' this means that strands of learning (such as Physical Geography) are regularly revisited to help children's ability to remember what they have been taught in the past and build knowledge and skills progressively each time they revisit this topic.
Knowledge planners by age group can be found below:
Year 1 and 2:
Year 3 and 4:
Year 5 and 6: