Geography Curriculum

We intend to provide our children with a rich and varied curriculum which enthuses children to develop a genuine love and hunger for learning.  This will in turn encourage the development of skills and knowledge associated with the subject.We believe that the implementation of wide cross-curricular learning opportunities and experiences support children’s development of conversational skills, levels of engagement, debating and reasoning skills throughout the learning process.  This impacts on our learners being able to develop detailed knowledge, vocabulary and skills transferable across the whole curriculum.The geography curriculum includes four sections; locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.  Rich resources and enticing themes support the children to learn key skills in a meaningful and interesting way.Learning will begin in reception as they discover their immediate home environment, their street as well as compare landscapes and environments of dinosaurs and animals in the world.  Learning will progress to naming and locating the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans as well as the countries, capital cities and seas of the United Kingdom.  Children will move on to use maps to locate countries around the world as well as discover the significance of latitude, longitude and the equator.There will be opportunities to study the human and physical geography of the UK using the correct geographical vocabulary and compare this to the human and physical geography of other parts of the world.  Children will study the seasonal and daily weather patterns as well as the location of hot and cold areas around the world.  Children will use maps, compass directions and fieldwork to study our surrounding environment through indoor and outdoor learning.

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