Our geography curriculum aims to motivate and inspire children through cross-curricular learning that engages and challenges all learners.
Our curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge, develop key skills and teach subject specific vocabulary. We aim to ensure effective progression within each geography unit and across all year groups.
We aim to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world that our children live in whilst equipping them to be Global Citizens who understand their role, ask questions and respond with appreciation, empathy and challenge. Our Christian values alongside our school mission statements ‘Dare. Discover. Do.’ are at the heart of a curriculum with all children encouraged to reach their full potential and deepen their awareness of fairness, mutual respect, diversity and responsibility amongst others.
We hope that our children will become empowered, knowledgeable, and passionate about the planet, becoming actively involved in protecting the environment and having an understanding of things they might never experience in person.
Our Curriculum :
Immerses children into the range of geographical and skills including both human geography and physical geography, as well as the associated mapping skills and fieldwork.
Incorporates trips that broaden the children’s knowledge, understanding and general experience if Geography in the world both locally and further afield.
Is taught through quality and well-researched teaching
Has a curriculum designed in a way that builds on children’s prior knowledge and skills appropriate at each key stage, aiding children’s long term memory.
Incorporates inspirational visitors to encourage and aid children’s aspiration, but also to reflect the diversity of Geography e.g. someone who works in conservation and someone who works in foreign aid.
Teachers’ and children’s’ knowledge is further developed through our subscription to companies such as the Geographical Association to deliver up-to-date resources and information.
Enriches through outdoor learning and fieldtrips
Teaches global citizenship to better understand our role in the world and how to live a greener, lifestyle
Is relevant to the child’s individual starting point and skills, children will leave our school as enthusiastic geographers and thirst for both physical and human geography as well fieldwork. They will be able to explore, navigate and further understand the world around them as well as their place in it. Their skills will have developed throughout their years with us, preparing them to be competent geographers in their future learning. They will also be aware of the need to be responsible citizens, mindful of the need to help preserve our planet and care for those around us.