Geography knowledge enables children to make connections of the physical, social and economic space around them; within their locality, nationally and globally. The study of geography brings together key aspects of the world and helps us to better understand the people, places and environments within it. Through Geography children can find out and consider why places develop and change. From this, it is then easier to imagine and predict how aspects might alter and why this would be significant.
Underpinning the acquisition of knowledge and skills is strong spatial awareness. This component deepens our understanding of what places are like, their importance and why and how they are connected.
At Hovingham Primary our geography curriculum will enable pupils to:
- Acquire, retain and retrieve key knowledge of locational, physical and human features
- Develop fieldwork skills through local studies
- Compare and contrast the features of different places through a local and global lens
- Understand significance of places to migration and settlement.
- Consider how inventions, discoveries and people have influenced the modern world from a geography perspective.
- Through geography, gain knowledge of a changing social and economic picture of society by understanding cause and effect.
- Develop an appreciation of the natural world and the importance of protecting this.
- Responsibility to support sustainability.
- Are encouraged to think and act as a geographer. This requires immersion in a line of enquiry, use of quality resources including texts
- Effectively use a range of artefacts and sources; analysing nature, origin, purpose, accuracy and reliability.
- Build a sense of belonging
- Celebrate the rich diversity of the local community
The geography content, for every year group, from Nursery to Year 6, is carefully mapped out so that teachers know and understand what to teach and when to teach it. Cohesion and depth are key to essential knowledge ‘sticking’ and then being applied.
Geography is taught in planned blocks within a termly theme so that depth in vocabulary is explicit and fieldwork is practised within the context of the learning.