Our Geography Curriculum 

 

Intent

The intention of the Geography Curriculum at Stonham Aspal CEVA Primary School is to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in and its people, which aims to ignite a love of learning. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. This seeks to deepen the understanding of the Earth’s human and physical forms and processes. Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.

Implementation

In order to foster children’s curiosity about the world, interest and creativity, we are enthusiastic about Geography and encourage children to explore and ask questions. At Stonham Aspal CEVAP Primary School, in Key Stage 1, Geography is taught through a skills based topic curriculum with a two year rolling programme. By the end of Year Two, it is expected that the children will have developed their knowledge and understanding of all of the skills set out in Key Stage One. In Key Stage Two, a rolling topic programme is used in Years 3 and 4 and then fixed topics are taught in Years 5 and 6 in readiness for High School. Topic teaching is used to progress children’s knowledge and skills. Topics will alternate with History. Geography will be linked into some History topics, where appropriate, to develop children’s knowledge and understanding. It will also ensure all areas of the curriculum are covered in depth. Teachers are encouraged to consider opportunities available to use the school grounds and the local area for fieldwork to enable children to base learning on first hand experiences to enhance teaching and learning in Geography.

Impact

Children will have developed the geographical knowledge and skills to help them explore, navigate and understand the world around them and their place in it. Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but to prepare them to become competent geographers in secondary education. 

 

Please click here for the National Curriculum Geography content 2014 onwards 
Please click here for our Geography Progression Map

 

Geography Topics 

Year 1 and 2 Year A 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2 

Spring 1

 

Spring 2

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

Topic 

Please click on the topic for the Geography Knowledge organiser 

Dinosaurs

and Fire 

Explorers Year 1

Explorers Year 2 

Underwater 

World

and Minibeasts 

 

 Year 1 and 2 Year B

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2  Summer 1  Summer 2 

Topic

Please click on the topic for the Geography Knowledge organiser

Where we live Australia  Beside the sea

 

 Year 3 and 4 Year A 

Autumn Term Spring Term  Summer Term
Please click on the topic for the knowledge organiser - some to follow

Settlers (Twinkl)

 Italy Today The U.S.A

 

Year 3 and 4 Year B 

Autumn Term Spring Term  Summer Term
Please click on the topic for the knowledge organiser - some to follow 

The Uk (Twinkl)

Rainforests

Land Use (Twinkl)

 

History unit

 

 Year 5 

Autumn Term  Spring Term  Summer Term 
Please click on the topic for the knowledge organisers Greece Rivers  UK

 

Year 6 

Autumn Term  Spring Term  Summer Term 
Please click the topics for the knowledge organisers  -some to follow  Britain's National Parks Climate Change

Biomes 

 

 

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