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Through our Geography teaching we aim to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world that will remain with our pupils for the rest of their lives.

When planning Geography work into our cross-curricular projects we have ensured the three enduring geographical concepts of space, place and scale are evident.  Many of our Geography lessons involve active processes of investigation and whenever possible, practical fieldwork outside the classroom.

 

In Key Stage One, our fieldwork initially focuses on the school grounds and the immediate locality of the school, before children compare their village to a coastal resort in Year 2 with a visit to the seaside.  Children’s locational awareness is enhanced by using a range of basic geographical vocabulary to describe what they see in different places.  Children use maps, globes and atlases to name and locate the countries and capital cities within the UK, then the world’s seven continents and five oceans.  Simple maps are created and basic symbols recognised in a key.  Seasonal and daily weather patterns are also studied.

 

Children extend their knowledge beyond the locality of the UK to the wider world in Key Stage Two.  Over these four years pupils complete a study of Yorkshire, moving onto a more in-depth study of the United Kingdom’s human & physical characteristics and land-use patterns.  Opportunities for fieldwork are used to observe, measure and record evidence to respond to geographical enquiries.  Knowledge of places and climatic regions is developed through many different projects based on worldwide locations such as South America and Antarctica!  We hope to help children develop a secure knowledge of where places are and what they are like.