Geography is a subject that stimulates a sense of curiosity about the world and society in which we live in. It is an area of learning that gives children the opportunity to develop an inquisitiveness and fascination about the world around them, whilst deepening their understanding of the relationship between physical and human processes.
We feel it is important to nurture this curiosity and fascination by equipping the children with knowledge of their own environment and the world beyond. It provides them with the opportunity to develop their contextual knowledge, as well as their understanding of the processes that give rise to human and physical features of the world.
Each year group will have a physical unit (about a physical feature of the world e.g. rivers), a human unit (how humans have an effect on our world) and a cultural unit (focussing in on a particular culture) which will incorporate the other two strands. The knowledge organisers all the units can be found in a tab on the right.
Aims and Objectives
Geography Curriculum Planning
Geography in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We teach geography in the EYFS as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year, relating the geographical aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals. Geography makes a significant contribution to the ELG objectives of developing a child’s knowledge and understanding of the world.