We intend for our Geography curriculum to stimulate children’s interest in, and to encourage an appreciation of the world around us. We want to promote a curiosity about the world and for our children to be confident to understand and ask questions about the world. We will develop children’s understanding, knowledge and skills relating to their own environment and people who live there. We promote a curriculum which allows pupils to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This will assist them in becoming a citizen of the world.

We aim develop to children’s interest in their surroundings and the wider world, inspiring a sense of responsibility and care for the world in which they live, and we encourage the pupils to apply their knowledge through our oracy framework and debating opportunities. We will introduce children to the skill of geographical enquiry and develop the skills needed to undertake geographical investigation. We will do this through fieldwork, locational knowledge and knowledge of human and physical aspects of the world.

Within the Early Years Foundation Stage the children will begin to gain an understanding of the world around them and their place within it. They are encouraged to talk about their lives and the lives of people around them. They will be able to compare similarities and differences of their life and and life in other countries as well as being given the opportunity to explore the natural world around them.

In Key Stage 1, we focus on pupils developing an understanding of the human and physical features of their local environment. We develop their knowledge of their town, village and city within the United Kingdom. Following this we gradually increase their understanding of the wider world. Pupils are encouraged to use their geographical vocabulary to compare and contrast their environment to another in the ‘developing’ world. They are taught how to use maps, atlases and globes to support their understanding of their position and location within the world.