As a valued part of the curriculum, Geography is often taught through topic work with cross-curricular links fostering the basic skills of reading and writing, as well as the application of Mathematical skills through fieldwork and data collection. Geography is important in school as it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. We explore the relationship between Earth and its people. Teachers ensure that there is a clear progression of subject-specific knowledge, skills and understanding throughout the school.
We use a variety of resources, including educational visits, to support the teaching of Geography. Visits have included Manchester Airport and geo-caching in the local area. Pupils are taught how to research for information using different sources of evidence such as: IT and book resources; photographs; and maps.
Key Stage 1
Pupils should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They can understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
Key Stage 2
Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Our pupil develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge