Geography : curriculum intent

Geography is a subject to inspire our children to become explorers, to develop a love of places, people and cultures and to build up geographical skills. It is a subject that helps children investigate places they may never have dreamed existed, understand how the world around us is connected and see how changing human and physical features influence our land use for both better and worse.

At Marshland Primary Academy our geography curriculum teaches our children a respect for cultures, our land and geographical knowledge. It motivates them to question, investigate and positively influence their world. It builds on their knowledge of their local area through outdoor learning and practical hands on tasks to engage our pupils and create a growing curiosity for the world around them.

Geography : curriculum implementation

  • Our curriculum follows the National curriculum, with a planned unit taught in every term from Year One to Year Six. This curriculum builds on learning opportunities in the early years foundation stage.
  • All children will have access to their year groups geography curriculum.
  • Through our curriculum, we want children to develop a geographical understanding of their local area and this progresses through Key Stage Two, to deepening an understanding of their wider world.
  • Through quality first teaching and clear planning, we will provide a sequence of lessons that inspire active, independent, curious learners who are interested in the world.
  • We offer a variety of strategies across a unit of learning. These lessons reference and link to prior learning, they promote discussion and questioning, they provide a of a range of resources and expose our children to relevant knowledge and vocabulary.

Long term plan

Further information and resources

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