Skip to content ↓

Geography

Our Curriculum Aims

Our Geography curriculum aims to:

  • Inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
  • Develop knowledge of the location of globally significant places including their physical and human characteristics.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of different regions.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical and human geography using a wide range of geographical vocabulary.
  • Use geographical skills including maps, atlases, globes, digital computer mapping (Digimaps), compasses, grid references etc.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods.

Rationale for our Curriculum Design

The following areas were considered when designing our geography curriculum:

  • Planning reflects our local area, and the cohort of our school, with a strong emphasis on fieldwork.
  • The curriculum has an enquiry approach including research, investigations and fieldwork.
  • Activities are accessible to pupils of all backgrounds and abilities and enables them to make progress.
  • Cross-curricular links are meaningful and are used to promote the study of geography.
  • Pupils have opportunities to develop their Basic Skills.
  • The taught curriculum is enhanced by a range of enrichment opportunities - including trips every term (see Curriculum Overviews for details).
  • Curriculum design reflects current research e.g. progression of knowledge and skills.
  • Opportunities are identified to teach morality, respect and equal opportunities.
  • There is a focus on pupils retaining key knowledge. Topics build on previous learning and activities are planned for consolidation.
  • Pupils develop a broad and long lasting knowledge of geographical vocabulary.

Please click on the link (below) to view our full Geography Policy:

Geography Curriculum Map

Primary Geography National Curriculum

Geography Policy

 

Other Useful Links

Local Places of Interest

You may wish to visit the following places with your child -

  • Year 1: Local area walk and London/Whipsnade Zoo (where do our favourite animals live?)
  • Year 2: Visit to a pick your own farm e.g Copas Farm (Iver).
  • Year 3: Visit to the seaside (Coasts topic).
  • Year 4: Visit to a local river and Earthquake simulator (Natural History Museum).
  • Year 5: Visit to the supermaket - where does our food come from? Fair Trade product hunt.
  • Year 6: Local research - protecting the environment. Conservation sites including the WWT London Wetland Centre.