In Geography, substantive and disciplinary knowledge is taught to develop children’s geographical understanding. The curriculum ensures coverage of locational knowledge, place knowledge, environmental, physical and human geography processes and geographical skills and field work. Within our taught themes, we explore local, regional, national and global geographical knowledge.
Children are taught to recognise physical and human features and consider the differences between them. As the children progress through KS1 and KS2, the units are structured to enable them to build up knowledge and understanding over time. This enables them to reflect on previously taught units and so revisit and embed their learning as they draw comparisons between the units of learning. As they progress through their primary education, the children are increasingly encouraged to make comparisons and draw conclusions which are grounded in a growing awareness of our world and their impact on it.
The structure and progression of our Geography Curriculum is designed to promote excitement and a love of the discipline and also enables teachers to identify and address any misconceptions and encourages children to consolidate previous learning and make connections both within and across units. From Reception through to Year 6, we aim to prepare our children for their future learning in Geography into Key Stage 3 and beyond.