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"Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me, geography is a great adventure with purpose." - Michael Palin

Geography national curriculum

Geography is a rich and diverse subject that gives children the opportunity to learn about diverse places, people, resources, environments and the effect of mankind. It inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world from an early age and fosters enthusiasm and a passion for learning. By studying the beauty of Earth and the awesome power of Earth-shaping forces, we can fascinate, inspire and create globally-aware pupils.

Whilst the importance of geographical knowledge is recognised, we also wish to enable children to become lifelong geographers who have the skills and attitudes to continue to appreciate the world around them. Throughout the Geography curriculum at Broad Town, children will learn the Earth’s key physical and human processes. They will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how these affect landscapes and environments.

Our Forest school activities promote self-esteem, creativity, confidence and independence and often link to the geography national curriculum and foundation stage objectives. Our geography curriculum is supported by a range of exciting activities some which are part of our activity passports. These include, write a tour of your local area and make a treasure map.

We believe it is important that children remember and recall Geography curriculum knowledge to support their learning. For example, we want our children to be able to quickly locate countries on a map. We provide children with knowledge organisers, detailing the most important information they need to know. Children are quizzed on these in low-stakes, fun recall sessions to embed the learning of key facts and concepts in their long-term memories.

Useful websites

Geography Coverage Overview

 Linked to Pathways English Scheme        Texts from Pathways in Italics

The skills taught across EYFS feed into the geography national curriculum. The most relevant statements for geography are taken from the area Understanding the World where they will

  • Draw information from a simple map.
  • Recognise some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries.
  • Explore the natural world around them.
  • Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live.

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