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:
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.