Geography underpins a lifelong 'conversation’ about the earth as the home of humankind
Our Geography Principles
- Know that geography is a subject – focussing on learning about the world’s locations and the reasons they are as they are (including the impact of humans).
- Understand that ‘fieldwork’ is at the heart of geography – observing and learning first-hand.
- Understand that geography and science are closely linked – with evidence generally leading to facts being established.
- Know their place in the world – where they live and how that fits into the wider world.
- Know the key knowledge identified in each unit, so that they have a firm knowledge base to continue studying.
Our Geography curriculum is mapped across the year groups in three forms: substantive knowledge, disciplinary (and procedural) knowledge and vocabulary.
- Substantive knowledge includes locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. This is based on the knowledge specified in the National Curriculum.
- Disciplinary knowledge relates to how geographers understand our physical world to resolve real-world social, economic and environmental problems. Our aim is for pupils to learn more, do more and remember more.
- We teach vocabulary explicitly alongside the substantive and disciplinary concepts.