At Eastfield, Our Geography curriculum is designed to equip children with a foundation of basic geographical skills whilst developing children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Through their work in Geography, children learn about their local area and compare this with other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Pupils learn location and place knowledge as well as geographical skills such as using maps, atlases and globes. With their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. In addition, children will study a variety of physical features using subject specific vocabulary. Through teaching, enquiry and research, children are equipped 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. Geography is covered through Topic sessions in the afternoons.
We will deliver a curriculum that:
- Inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people
- Equips children with an understanding of diverse places, people, resources and environments around them including the Thurmaston locality.
- Allows children to build on prior learning about physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments
- Develops an understanding that the Earth’s features are interconnected and change over time
- Encourages exploration of their own environment and challenges pupils to make connections between their local surroundings and that of contrasting settlements
- Develops geographers with an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary and a genuine interest in the subject and the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted a thorough understanding about current issues in society and the environment.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills progression. Geography is taught throughout the year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Existing knowledge is checked at the beginning of each theme. This ensures that teaching is informed by the children’s starting points and that it takes account of pupil voice, incorporating children’s interests. Lesson content and tasks are designed to provide appropriate challenge to all learners, in line with our commitment to inclusion. It is important that children develop the skills of a geographer by fully immersing them in all areas of the subject. The local area is utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom. School trips and fieldwork are provided to give first-hand experiences, which enhance children’s understanding of the world beyond their locality.
Click these links to rehearse your geography skills
- WWF UK ConservationProtecting wildlife,protecting oceans and coasts and so much more.
- Links to develop your geography skillsunderstanding scale
- compasses and directions
- How well do you know your map symbols?
- Test your grid referencing skills
- Barnaby Bear – Map symbol snap
- Barnaby Bear – A game to help learn places in Britain
- Fun geography games to play on the computer
Click these links to test your understanding of longitude and latitude.
Mr C Jones