To deliver high-quality geography education to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
To develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes.
To understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.
To ensure that pupils are competent in the geographical skills needed to: collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.
To interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
To communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
Approaches and methods
Geography will be taught as both a discrete subject and embedded within cross curricular themes, focussing on the four strands; Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and Geographical skills and fieldwork.
Cross curricular links
Opportunities will be made in other subject areas, where appropriate, both for creativity and access to reference material and support resources. In English, texts may be chosen to complement geographical study. In Maths, linking to statistics and graphs.
Health & Safety
Some learning may be outside in the local area and children will be regularly reminded of risk assessment criteria when carrying out geographical fieldwork.
This is how learning accumulates in geography at our school:
This is our Long Term learning plan:
These are the activities we will be doing: