Our children live in a diverse world which should inspire them to be curious about what they see around them and what they discover through personal experience, media and technology. We want them to understand how their place in the world fits into the wider human and physical aspects of geography around them. In doing so, they will recognise the impact that they (and wider humanity) have on the landscapes of the world. Our children need to make connections between their own rural community and the similarities and differences in urban areas across the world using appropriate vocabulary. They need to use skills which help them to observe how what they see corresponds to maps of different scales. There will be many opportunities to use their maths and research skills to make sense of data to help them discover more.
We use the National Curriculum and Focus Education© to help us identify key knowledge and skills. You can find out more here.
We have created a two-year curriculum, based on key questions. It is linked to our local area and is relevant to our children and community. You can find them here.
In Early Years (Reception) the curriculum is organised along broad themes. You can see what Geography looks like in Reception here.
As we build on Geography knowledge through school the children use keys to embed their knowledge and learning, these contain questions, key vocabulary and help us to know more and remember more. We also use itineraries, these contain focussed objectives for different groups of children, cross-curricular links and enrichment opportunities.