Our geography curriculum at Kippax Greenfield Primary School enables our pupils to become independent, responsible and well-rounded geographers who have a deep understanding of the world and their place within it. Our curriculum is designed to stimulate an interest in and sense of wonder about diverse places and different cultures as well as fostering a curiosity of the physical geography of the world and how that shapes how people live.
Geography at Kippax Greenfield is taught in carefully blocked units, enabling the children to take part in immersive study of the subject. Where relevant, these units make explicit links with other subjects such as Science, History and Maths. Case studies are used to ensure children gain a broad understanding of the world, beginning with small place studies compared to the children’s own experiences and building to global issues and comparisons incorporating both Human and Physical Geography. Educational visits and field trips are planned into the curriculum to support the children in their Geography learning.
Our Geography Curriculum follows the National Curriculum:
“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.”
-National Curriculum 2014
In Geography, children learn about places and environments in the world around them. They are taught about:
- Ways of finding out about places and environments
- Environmental issues
- Interpreting geographical information
- How places and environments are affected by natural processes and human activities
- The characteristics of natural features and processes
- How people have organised their physical environment
- The diversity of human activities – including economic, social, political and cultural
- Similarities and differences between places and environments
- How their own lives, and those of other people, are affected by geographical and environmental factors
- How nations affect each other
- Causes and effects
- The use of maps, atlases and globes
Please see our Geography Knowledge and Skills Progression document below, which includes information about each year group.