Geography is an essential part of the curriculum as it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it is evolving.
To help children understand how vital and relevant geography is in the world today , our geography curriculum has close links with History and Science so that children revisit prior learning, establish links and make sense of the world around them.
Our geography has carefully thought out ‘mini’ units, linked to the children’s history topics. This helps the children to understand how human and physical processes influence the development of civilisations. The carefully designed units offer engaging, knowledge-rich lessons designed to inspire and develop a fascination about the world we live in which enables leaning to be remembered for the long term.
These ‘mini’ units progressively build children’s locational knowledge of the UK, Europe, Africa and North and South America. They develop an understanding of climate, time zones, oceans and latitude and longitude, whilst also incorporating the human and physical geography of these regions. Our ‘main’ units (deserts, rainforests, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and rivers) equip the children to talk about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.