At our school, we understand the importance of geography in developing pupils’ understanding, curiosity and love of the world around them. We foster a love of discovery through investigations, field work and a broad curriculum offer that ensures pupils have a sound understanding of location, place, human and physical features and how all of these aspects can be interrelated. We use the National Curriculum aims and objectives to drive our curriculum offer.
The curriculum is carefully sequenced to ensure an expanding field of learning so that prior knowledge is not only deepened and revisited but built upon at the same time. Early geographical knowledge and skills are introduced through exciting, relevant and innovative topics in Early Years Foundation Stage. This is then built upon in bespoke geography lessons through Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
We support pupils, no matter their background or disposition, to become budding geographers and provide them with the essential knowledge to be successful, not only in primary and secondary school, but in later life.
Key cross curricular links between subject disciplines are identified and planned for, ensuring pupils can make links across many aspects of the curriculum, in particular, but not confined to, reading, writing and mathematics.