"The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across our continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."
Our Geography curriculum aims to inspire a real sense of curiosity in finding out about the world around them and the people who live there. We focus on developing children's core knowledge in geography, particularly their sense of place. This starts with understanding and exploring their immediate locality, building to nationwide and global scales. Children learn about a range of topics including Volcanoes, Rivers, Biomes and Climate Zones as well as depth studies into Local Geography, Ethiopia, a region in the Americas and Europe.
Fieldwork is an integral part of our curriculum and we use every opportunity to develop our fieldwork skills for example collecting data, creating surveys and taking measurements. Wherever possible, we use digital technologies including digital mapping, digital photographs and sound recording.
Children develop secure map skills through different activities and as well as regular OS maps and atlases, we also use digital mapping such as Digimaps and google earth, allowing the children to use maps of different scales; annotating locations, routes and zones to demonstrate their understanding.
For more information about the current geography topics your children are learning, click on the links below. These organisers contain include key information and specific vocabulary the children should know by the end of the topic.
Year 1 - Barnaby Bear Investigates the UKYear 2 - Our StreetYear 3 - The UKYear 4 - Mountains and volcanoesYear 5 - PolandYear 6 - Natural Resources