Geography is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum, which is the study of the dynamic interaction between humans and their environments. The fundamental knowledge, skills, tools and understanding of the subject are set out in the National Curriculum guidelines. It is an enquiry-based subject that will be taught each term in conjunction with other curriculum areas as part of our creative curriculum.
All pupils are entitled to access the Geography curriculum at a level appropriate to their needs arising from race, gender, ability or disability, and all Geography lesson plans will therefore be differentiated to meet the needs of the children in each class. Fieldwork/school visits and workshops will be planned for throughout the children’s time at school and, where necessary, will be adapted to meet the individual requirements of identified pupils.
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.
Primary National Geography Curriculum
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