As a valued part of the curriculum, Geography is taught through topic work, as part of a whole school topic-based approach to teaching and learning, rather than as a discrete subject wherever possible. This has enabled more cross curricular links and a wider teaching of Geography in school.
Geography is important in school as it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding of the world in which we live and how it has evolved. We explore the relationship between Earth and its people. It stimulates curiosity and imagination and we can aim to build upon the child’s ‘Personal Geography’ by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes.
At Key stage 1, our pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They can 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.
Key stage 2, pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Our pupil develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.