Geography

We believe that it is important for children to meet geographical ideas through direct experience and to be able to relate them to their everyday life experiences.

We encourage learning through observation, exploring various resources, including technology and the Internet, through fieldwork and educational visits.

Our curriculum is delivered through a lively cross-curricular approach. The skills of enquiry are taught and practised in contexts provided by our topics such as “Pirates” or Red Riding Hood (maps). Skills are built up from EYFS to KS1.
Direct teaching of Geography may take place during the topic times. This is through group or whole class activities. Teachers in each year group work closely together from the same plans and each class have the same learning objectives, although there may be some differences in delivery or resources to allow differentiation. 

Geography in the EYFS

In the early years we concentrate on developing a sense of local Geography, giving children a sense of their immediate locality that they can relate to and use as a stepping-stone in following years. 

Geography in KS1

Our curriculum is delivered through a lively cross-curricular approach. The skills of enquiry are taught and practised in contexts provided by our topics such as “Pirates” or Red Riding Hood (maps). Skills are built up from EYFS to KS1.

Direct teaching of Geography may take place during the topic times. This is through group or whole class activities. Teachers in each year group work closely together from the same plans and each class have the same learning objectives, although there may be some differences in delivery or resources to allow differentiation. 

Children learn about the similarities and differences between different places in the world and learn the relevant vocabulary to do this. They learn about where places, including the UK are in the world through using maps, globes and aerial photographs.

In our organisation for Geography activities we provide opportunities for children to work:

  • Independently or collaboratively
  • In large or small groups

The range of work planned provides opportunities for activities which:

  • Are flexible enough to meet the needs of all pupils, building on their starting points and prior knowledge
  • Are challenging and stimulating
  • Are open-ended
  • Use exciting resources