How we teach our Geography Curriculum
Children begin to develop their locational knowledge in KS1 by identifying characteristics of different countries and also begin to build on their observational skills relating to both human and physical features both locally and internationally. These skills are developed further in KS2 where field trips allow the children to study and record information from parts of the country other than our own, as well as identifying features of the local landscape and utilising a range of other skills to make sketches of locations and create pieces of writing or presentations about their experiences. Geographical knowledge is developed through the closer study and comparison of maps, using both digital resources and atlases, and children practise using compasses, grid references, symbols and keys to read and create their own maps and apply these skills practically.
We have a created a bespoke scheme of learning that allows the progression of skills throughout school, making links between different areas of the curriculum and applying their understanding of local issues to global ones that the modern world is seeking to address.
We value the connections we make within our local community, and are always seeking to develop working relationships with partners outside of the immediate school to enrich children’s learning.
Ideas and suggestions for projects you might be interested in exploring with us can be emailed to Mrs H Hawksworth (subject lead) at email@example.com