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At Grove we are guided by the National Curriculum for Geography (2014). The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils: 

 

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes 
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time 
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 

                      -collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through  experiences of       

                        fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes

                     -interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes,

                       aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems 

                      -communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps,

                        numerical  and quantitative skills and writing at length. 

 

At Grove Primary School we have designed our geography curriculum to increase our pupils knowledge and understanding of the world, enabling them to make connections with other curriculum areas and acquire skills for later life.

 

Children study Geography during  lessons and as part of their termly topic work.  Across their time in school, children will study: Our local area, regions in North and South America, Africa, a region in Europe, a polar region, earthquakes, trade and enterprise and the importance of protecting the environment.

 

Our intent is that our teaching of Geography will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and it's people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our teaching should equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

 

Geography lessons focus on developing geographical skills and concepts. We explore seven key concepts from EYFS to Year 6 which progress as the children move through the school. 

We  intend for our children to work as geographers by having real life experiences whilst they explore and enquire in an active and creative way. Links to History, Science and other subject areas are also explored. The planning of learning always begins with the skill and knowledge end goals in order to ensure that lessons are always moving children forward in their geographical understanding. Enrichment opportunities, fieldwork and opportunities to apply learning are fundamental in broadening the children's life experiences.

Geography Handbook


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