As well as being a compulsory national curriculum subject, geography is a really important and exciting area of learning and your child will cover a variety of different topics throughout primary school.
At Hedworth Lane Primary School, we want our children to be interested and excited about the world in which they live. We want them to show an inquisitiveness that will be with them for the rest of their lives. We want them to ask questions about the diversity of people, places and the natural and human environments around them. Our geography curriculum is fully inclusive of every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography. This means providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills. (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England)
Geography widely applies to everyday life, teaching the children to enjoy learning about the world and gain a better understanding of how people live in different locations.
The aims of teaching geography in our school are:
- To inspire and promote pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world
- To encourage our children to become responsible, global citizens
- To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans
- To develop in our children the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs
- To help children understand how the human and physical features of a particular place shape its uses and know that these can change over time
- To provide opportunities to study mathematics across the curriculum through geography lessons
You can see our Geography Curriculum below.
To see examples of the Geography curriculum please use your mouse to navigate to the Menu Bar and select Curriculum. Please go to the Geography Curriculum and you will see a drop down option open to the right. You will see the options of looking at Geography in Years 1&2, Years 3&4 and Years 5&6.