Geography promotes a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with our learners for the rest of their lives. Our geography curriculum equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, natural and human environments, combined with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Our learners will develop a contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including their physical and human characteristics.
Our geography curriculum is carefully mapped to ensure that each topic builds on prior knowledge and understanding alongside developing key skills such as an ability to interrogate sources, ask valuable questions, conduct research in an effective, efficient way. Where appropriate links can be made, geography units will form part of the main topic being studied in each class. As pupils progress through school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework that explains how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Our aim is to provide an engaging curriculum that enables our learners to leave Halterworth Primary School with a deep geographical knowledge alongside a strong sense of their role as a global citizen. Beyond the classroom, we use our school grounds and trips to allow for rich, meaningful experiences that cement knowledge and engagement. Debates are also a useful vehicle through which to explore the impact of an event or geographical phenomenon from a range of perspectives.