Geography is taught in a cross-curricular way with links made through art, dance, ICT, role- pay and English. In the Early Years children learn about Geography under the heading ‘Understanding the World’ where they think about people from different cultures and places, using their first hand experiences. Pupils in KS1 develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They enjoy finding out about their local environment and the people who live there; comparing this to other countries and cultures. Children also have the chance to develop their enquiry skills both inside and outside the classroom. In KS2 Pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. They investigate environments, people and places and begin to recognize similarities and differences from their findings. They explore human and physical Geography and the impacts they have on the world.
Geography is not taught as a weekly discrete subject. KS1 and KS2 follow a 2-year rolling programme of topics. Topics lead with history, geography or science as its central theme. During the geography- based topics, the majority of the national curriculum outcomes will be covered. These may be structured into weekly sessions or may be taught as a block of lessons. Elements of the geography curriculum will be taught and consolidated during other topics too.
KS1 Geography Topics KS2 Geography Topics
Journeys (Part 1) Chocolate
Journeys (Part 2) Active Planet
Our School Birds-Eye View
Flower Power Making a Difference