We believe that Geography helps to develop enquiry while providing answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Our children are encouraged to develop a greater interest, understanding and knowledge of firstly, their locality, secondly, the U.K and finally, the wider world. We want our children to be confident in their knowledge of our immediate locality and the surrounding regions. We want our children to have geographical knowledge of the U.K.
We want our children to have geographical knowledge of the U.K and develop a solid understanding of the wider world so that they are able to name and locate the world’s continents, the oceans and specific countries such as Australia, the Caribbean, Egypt and Brazil. We also hope our children develop a greater understanding of geographical terms such as human and physical features, climate zones and biomes, topography and geographical similarities and differences so they can make comparisons between contrasting areas of the world. The key terms of Geography are developed from EYFS to KS2, with locational knowledge and understanding, map skills, human and physical features, similarity and difference being recurrent themes. Likewise, key geographical vocabulary introduced at the earliest age is revisited, repeated, consolidated, embedded and progressive as our children move through the school.