Geography Subject Leader is Mrs Neale
Our curriculum intent for geography is that every child will:
- have a good knowledge of location of significant places at home and away,
- understand physical and human characteristics and their interdependence
- develop an awareness of our place in the solar system
- develop a wide geographical vocabulary.
As a valued part of the curriculum, Geography is taught through topic work, rather than as a discrete subject wherever possible. This has enabled more cross curricular links and a wider teaching of Geography in school.
Geography 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.
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 including our planet within the solar system.