The 3 I’s for the Geography curriculum
Our Geography curriculum is designed for pupils to:
- Be reflective of their place in the world and how the natural world impacts the lives of people
- Be reflective of how people impact the natural world and that we all have a part to play in sustainability
- Understand geography as a profession and the role of geographers in our world
At Abbas and Templecombe Geography is taught within each class in accordance with the EYFS Framework (with links made to Understanding the World programme of study) and the National Curriculum. Three key concepts will underpin all of the knowledge and skills within our Geography curriculum. Each class will build upon prior learning; reviewing and revising what has previously been taught and adding new knowledge and developing more advanced skills.
Geography will be taught weekly (for 3 half terms throughout the year) as a discreet lesson but is integrated into other curriculum areas when meaningful and appropriate. Each geography unit will focus on a combination of locational knowledge, human and physical geography and the acquisition of geographical skills and fieldwork. Knowledge organiser’s will be used to support children with their acquisition of knowledge, ensuring an accurate use of vocabulary and highlighting the real world application of the knowledge and skills they have learnt. Children will also regularly use physical geographical resources such as globes, atlases and maps.
Once a year each class will have a ‘Geography Appreciation’ morning to ensure the ambitious aims our of geography curriculum can be met. These appreciation mornings will focus on the geography as a profession and the role that everybody has in ensuring a sustainable world.
Our Geography curriculum will ensure that children at Abbas and Templecombe Primary School:
- Can use geographical vocabulary accurately to talk confidently and fluently about their geography work and their role in ensuring a sustainable future
- Can use physical geographical resources and talk about their knowledge of the world, their place in the world and begin to make observations and comparisons about different places, with reference to their space.
Concept and Curriculum Maps
These documents detail our concepts, values link and class teaching objectives for each class.