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Redhill Primary School

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Geography

Intent

 

Geography is integral to the ethos and values of our school curriculum. Its fundamental role lies in helping children to understand the world, its environments and places near and far, and the processes that create and affect them. It encourages a holistic appreciation of how the world works and of the interconnections between concepts such as scale, community, cultural diversity, interdependence and sustainability. Geography is a subject that contextualises and extends the possibilities for developing and applying language and mathematics, and enriches understanding of, and in, subjects from science and history to art and design. Conducting geographical enquiries develops proficiency in asking relevant questions, collecting and analysing data, and drawing conclusions. Geography provides transformative opportunities for learning in the environment as well as from it, about it and for it. Children’s personal geographies – individual to each child – can be compared, contrasted and brought together through collaboration to provide insight into the nature, variety and lives of the neighbourhoods and communities in our catchment area and beyond.

 

Our Geography curriculum is heavily woven in to our overarching storybook curriculum to help provide children with a deeper contextual understanding of the topic that they are studying. For example, in Year 5, children read A Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson during their topic on rivers.

 

Throughout each year at Redhill, children learn all about the UK and our local environment whilst also learning about specific geographical subjects and another country from around the world. Children consistently compare and contrast their personal geography with those of children from around the world. In every topic, children develop their map skills and we plan in regular opportunities for children to conduct fieldwork and enhance their geographical enquiry skills.

 

When children leave Redhill, we want them to have a deep understanding of their local area, a breadth of knowledge about the environmental features of our country and a deep curiosity and respect for countries across the globe. We want all our pupils to leave Redhill with a desire to explore the world and the tools to take control of their future learning so that they can go wherever their curiousity guides them.

Redhill Curriculum: Geography Overview

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Reception

Describe the world around me

Explain similarities and differences between own lives and the lives of those in other countries

Differences between natural and man-made objects

Similarities and differences between places, objects, materials and living things

Describe the weather

Make observations of plants and animals and explain changes and why some things happen

Show care and concern for living things and the environment

Year 1

Map skills and Where I Live

The UK and Africa

Seasons and Weather

Year 2

Living at the seaside

China

Compass and map skills

Year 3

Investigating our local area

Continents, Countries and Capitals
Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Italy

Year 4

Map Skills: Viking geography Local study Cities
Regions of North America

Year 5

Mexico

Rivers

Mountains

Year 6

Map Skills: World War 2 Geography Deserts

Regions of the UK

Japan

Key Three

Pupil View

 
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