Geography Curriculum Statement
All subjects in our curriculum are designed to drive the following key areas:
- Knowledge of the world
- Increase subject vocabulary
- Develop curiosity and enhance critical thinking skills
- Build aspirations for the future
Across the school we teach geography to help provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.
The following core concepts underpin the teaching of geography:
- Locational knowledge
- Human and physical geography
- Geographical skills and fieldwork
These concepts are planned and articulated in our termly planners and help pupils understand the knowledge taught.
We plan a coherent geography curriculum which enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable.
This is seen in our books, projects, experiences and pupil outcomes.
We use a variety of resources to support teacher knowledge and improve lessons:
- knowledge organisers support KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2
- Knowledge strips which include key vocabulary and information
- Unity Trust – Atlas shared drive
- Curriculum visions
- Skills progression through adapting the Essentials Curriculum