Curriculum Intent- Geography
At Thornhill and Arlecdon Primary School we believe that children should learn about themselves and their environment. It is part of Learning about Our World, a key element of our Curriculum.
Our Early Years Curriculum enables children to explore and develop in knowledge and skill through themes. Many of these themes ensure the chance to develop a basic understanding of geography, a sense of place and to wonder at the natural world.
We aim for children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of the EYFS:
We aim for all children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of Key Stage One:
We aim for all children to have the following skills and knowledge by the end of Key stage Two:
Key Stage One coverage
Key Stage Two coverage
The following Early Years themes have a Geography link-
Woods and forests
Seaside/ under the sea
The world around us- continents, oceans and the UK
Our locality- human and physical features of the village/ West Cumbria / Lake District
Another locality -human and physical features of a village/ town in Africa (or) South America
Weather and Climate in the UK and the world- severe weather in the UK and around the world
Compass directions- 4 points and directional language
Maps – human and physical features, create own simple map with symbols. Study of school grounds and village.
The UK- human and physical features, using an atlas. Our locality in context
Our region- The Lake District ( human and physical features) compare to a city ( York/ Edinburgh/ London)
The journey of water- the water cycle ( local rivers – Ennerdale Water)
The world- longitude/ latitude, Equator and Time zones, climates and biomes
volcanoes, tsunami and earthquakes- why do they occur and what impact do they have?
8 -point compasses- why are they useful?
Europe- countries, cities and climates- key places/ characteristics
Europe focus – Greece ( linked to History)
South America focus ( linked to Mayan’s)
Human geography- settlements and land use locally and in UK- sketches, maps and carrying out field work
use of grid references on maps, ordnance survey maps