Our Geography Curriculum focuses on a progression of disciplinary knowledge, which is sometimes known at second order concepts, to ensure that children become competent geographers.
The units for key stages 1 and 2 are based on thematic units. This means that each of the second order concepts are revisited regularly (at least once in each year group), and pupils revisit each theme through a new unit that consolidates and builds on prior learning within that concept. This style of curriculum design reduces the amount of knowledge lost through forgetting. It also ensures that connections are made even if different teachers are teaching the units within a concept in consecutive years.
Through the teaching of geographical skills, knowledge and understanding, pupils better learn about the interaction of human beings with their environments at a variety of scales from local to global. At St Edward’s C of E Primary and Nursery our geography curriculum will engage and motivate children to see the world through the eyes of young Geographers.
We have categorised our approach to the teaching of geography through the following (taken from the ‘Geographical Association’):
Key aspects of achievement: