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Our Intent

At South Parade Primary School, geography education should be fully inclusive to every child. We want our children to know more, remember more to then enable them to do more.  Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for geography. Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the earth’s key physical and human processes. (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England).

Geography teaching at South Parade Primary School has a wide application to everyday life, teaching the children to enjoy learning about the world and to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations. With Eco-Learning as a key driver throughout our learning, we also ensure that when children leave South Parade, they are knowledgeable citizens of the world, with an awareness and passion to look after our planet. Through fieldwork opportunities, local community visits and residential trips as well as other opportunities, geography contributes to the development of our pupils’ cultural capital.



The aims of teaching geography in our school are:

· To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world

· To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans starting with where they live.

· To develop in children the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

· To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes it’s location and can change over time.

· To provide opportunities for children to make links curriculum through geography lessons to the skills and knowledge gained in other subjects to ensure this learning sticks.

· To cover each area of Geography (Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography, Geographical Skills and Fieldwork) each academic year, using and building upon knowledge from previous years

· To have clear progressive objectives for Geography across each area and each year

· To use Oddizzi to support children’s research and skill development

· To take an enquiry approach to each unit, with an investigative question to gain interest