Geography

 

Miss Kelly is our curriculum leader for Geography.

Our Intent for our Geography Curriculum

Our geography curriculum is designed to equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people and resources within natural and human environments. Pupils will develop their geographical skills in order to carry out effective geographical enquiries.

 

Our Implementation for our Geography Curriculum

Our geography lessons are based on big questions which are focussed on throughout the year. The curriculum is implemented either through a topic approach alongside Design & Technology, History and Art etc. or taught as a separate unit, depending on a teacher’s delivery. Pupils are given opportunities to lead their own lines of geographic enquiries and record their findings in a variety of ways. As well as completing work inside the classroom, field work is a key part of our geography curriculum and allows pupils to apply their geographical skills in real-life settings. In Key Stage 1, pupils investigate their local area and begin to learn about the wider world. In Key Stage 2, pupils investigate their local area and a contrasting area, finding out about the environment and the people who live there.

Please refer to the geography long term plan for a breakdown of individual year groups. Class teachers deliver the geography curriculum throughout the year.

 

The Impact of our Geography Curriculum

Through our geography lessons, pupils should learn key vocabulary and be able to apply their geographical skills to a range of geographical enquiries. Specific skills will have been developed including:

  • Drawing and interpreting maps
  • Identifying geographical features
  • Formulating questions and developing research skills

 

Year 1 (Potter Class) 

Where are we in the world?

Can we name and locate the UK regions?

Can we name and locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans?

Can you design and make your own world map?

What are the similarities and differences between Frodsham and a town in Kenya? 

 
Year 2 (Carroll Class) 

What are the main areas of the UK?

How can we compare and contrast Llandudno with where we live?

How can we use our visit to Llandudno to identify human and physical features?


Year 3 (Dahl Class)

 What lives beneath our feet?

What are the similarities and differences between different regions within the UK? 


Year 4 (Lewis Class)

How do European countries differ?

What mapping skills do we need to locate mountains and countries?

How do plants and animals adapt to their biomes?

 

Year 5 (Shakespeare Class)

Which skills can I apply to help me to understand a map?

How can I use my geography knowledge for a fieldwork study?

How does the climate affect life in the rainforest?


Year 6 (Tolkien Class)

How does the city of Carcassonne (France) differ to our local area?

How does London compare to our local area?

 

Additional opportunities for Geography are through our Global Learning, International Links, Residential visits and lots of opportunities for learning in our school groups and in the local community.