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Geography

Our high quality geography curriculum helps pupils develop an ongoing curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

It will equip our pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural & human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes. 

Their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth's features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

This begins in the Foundation Stage, where the children learn about the similarities and differences in relation to places. They can talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

In KS1 children develop knowledge about the world, the UK and their locality. They understand basic subject – specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their
locational awareness.

Moving into KS2, pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe and North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

Geography is taught within an overall topic with some discrete lessons but where possible on an holistic basis within all other curriculum areas including hands on, practical experiences. This helps to provide pupils with a more rounded and contextualised
understanding of the subject.

 

Across school Geography is taught on a cross curricula basis via our Learning Journeys. These are supported through the schools adoption of the Cornerstones resources. Information about Cornerstones can be accessed via their own website.

//cornerstoneseducation.co.uk

Geography programmes of study: key stages 1 and 2