At Aldryngton Primary School we have designed our geography curriculum to provide children with knowledge and understanding of their local area, the United Kingdom and the wider world with the aim of inspiring a curiosity and fascination about the world and the people who live in it. The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips 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

Within our Geography curriculum, we aim to equip children with a vast range of geographical vocabulary so they are able to identify and name places and the human and physical features and processes within them. This key knowledge provides the pupils with the foundations for deeper explanation and understanding of their world.

As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Geography is an enquiry based subject and we encourage children to ask how? And why? To compare and explore how places are changing and how they are interconnected.

How is Geography Planned?

Our Geography curriculum has been designed to cover both statutory and non-statutory aspects of the National Curriculum.

Knowledge Organisers are used to identify the essential knowledge we want our children to have, including maps and diagrams, key places, vocabulary and definitions. Knowledge Organisers are shared with pupils, parents and carers before units of work are taught, with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn.