At Frithwood Primary School, it is our intent for the Geography curriculum to inspire children with a curiosity and appreciation of the world we live in and its people, and foster a love of learning.
The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with developing a greater understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject. Through our teaching, we aim to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
We intend for our children to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
Geography is taught through topic work, which is linked to the National Curriculum and supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. Topic lessons are taught once a week. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year-by-year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. It is designed to enable the children to develop their knowledge of location and their understanding of human and physical geography, by looking at their own locality as well as settlements in other parts of the world.
Through classwork and fieldwork, the children also develop their ability to use geographical skills, including their use of map grids and references and their ability to measure and record geographical data. In EYFS, children will begin to develop their understanding of the world around them via their integrated Early Learning Goals (ELGs), which will be woven into their daily learning opportunities and environment. Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
As children progress through the school, they will have gained the geographical knowledge and skills to help them explore, navigate and understand the world around them and their place in it. They will have a knowledge of where places are and what they are like, and develop an understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected, and how much human and physical environments are interrelated. Children will develop an extensive base of geographical vocabulary, and have the ability to express well-balanced opinions.
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