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Geography

Intent

Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. It helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. At Priory Primary School, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The Geography curriculum is designed to give all students the experience to inform and shape ideas; investigating human and physical strands of the subject. This will enable students to become global citizens and have the cultural literacy to be role models for the future and consider themes such as sustainability, development and climate change in their everyday lives.  The geography curriculum enables children to study a range of topics that investigate the physical processes of our planet, human societies and the economic and environmental challenges within a local, national and global context. It enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferrable to other curriculum areas. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. At Priory Primary School, our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

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.

By the time children leave Priory Primary School they will:

  • Have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • Have an excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • Have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Be fluent in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • Have the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Have significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Be highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • Have a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
  • Have the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

Curriculum Map

Geography Overview

Term

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn

Our School

Map Skills

Comparing UK with the Mediterranean

The Americas

Mapping Priory Locality

Waterways in Egypt

Spring

The United Kingdom

Continents

Europe: Invaders and Settlers

UK Land Use

Scandinavian Geography- Physical and Human Features

Sustainability

Summer

The Weather

Africa

UK Physical and Human Features

Europe Rivers and Mountains and The Water Cycle

World Atlas and Globes

Field Study of Dudley

Progression in Geography

Knowledge Organisers