Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment.
Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences.
As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Our Geography Intent
- To design a geography curriculum with appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum Geography Programmes of study.
- To build a Geography curriculum that develops pupils’ learning through enquiry, research and learning of the world around them and results in the acquisition of geographical knowledge and skills.
- To be current in their understanding of changes in their immediate environment as well as the wider world.
Teaching and learning facilitates progression across all key stages within the Geography curriculum with pupils gaining knowledge about places and people, the environment, physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes. The curriculum allows pupils to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans and communicating information in a variety of ways. Pupils continue to learn key subject specific vocabulary during their lessons in order to access geographical sources and texts effectively and debate with precision and accuracy. Where appropriate, pupils experience outdoor geography through fieldwork and educational visits.
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Year 1 - Geography - The Geography Of Where I Live - Aerial Photographs
28th Nov 2023
We have been learning about what geography is. We have been learning about the planet, continent, country, nation and town that we live in. We are getting so good at labelling a map of the UK! We can also spot the 'shape' of the UK on lots of different maps! One of our favourite things to do has been to explore the world using Google Earth. We have looked at aerial photographs of the school and its surrounding area and tried to label what we can see. We love geography!
Year 1 - Science / Geography - Seasons - Autumn
6th Sep 2023
Throughout the year, we will be learning about the seasons. We started by thinking about autumn. We went on a walk around the school grounds to look for clues that autumn had begun. We loved the sounds of the crunchy leaves!
Year 5 - Geography - Four-Figure Grid References
28th Apr 2023
In our unit, where we are learning all about rivers, we started to look at different maps. We looked at OS maps of the River Axe and practised using 4-figure grid references to identify some of the different parts of the river.
Year 5 - Geography - Why Is Fair Trade Fair?
10th Mar 2023
We have started our learning about the history of international trade and how countries still trade today. We have focussed on map skills, looking at the Silk Road Route and discussing modern day countries that it would have passed through. We have been looking at aerial and OD maps of the port of Southampton, an important berth for imports.