Geography

At St George’s Primary School geography education should be fully inclusive for every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for geography; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for geography. Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Teaching should equip pupils 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. (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England)

Geography teaching at St George’s Primary School teaches the children to enjoy learning about the world and to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations.

The aims of teaching geography in our school are:

  • To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world.
  • To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans.
  • To develop in children the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
  • To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes its location and can change over time.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The early years curriculum provides the opportunity for a child to begin to understand how they interact with their environment — and how the environment influences them. The early learning goals at EYFS aim to guide the children to make sense of their physical world and their community by exploring, observing, and finding out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Outdoor Activities and Fieldtrips

The school is committed to providing positive outdoor experiences and learning outside the classroom so that children can enrich and support their learning through hands on practical experiences. Each year group’s curriculum plan will provide opportunities for visits and visitors, as well as activities in the local environment and further afield to support the Geography Curriculum. This includes visits in the local area, Arthog, Ironbridge, Cardingmill valley and the use of forest school to support the Geography Curriculum.

Geography Overview

Year Group

What we study

1

What is it like where we live?

Food and farming

2

Pirates

Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?

Seaside

3

UK

Land Uses

4

Europe

Kenya

5

The Americas

Rivers

6

Mountains

Amazon Rainforest

 

Mini Topics

Year 3 Recycling
Year 4 Fair Trade – Eco warriors
Year 5 Habitat loss and deforestation
Year 6 Endangered animals

Geography National Curriculum

Geography around school