At the Gateway Primary Academy, we recognise the importance of a high-quality geography curriculum for all of our pupils. Our geography topics form an important part of our topic based curriculum and have been chosen to inspire our pupils. Our geography curriculum covers a diverse range of locations for example: Africa, the rainforest and the Lake District. It also covers the key physical and human processes and gives our pupils the understanding of the formation and use of a range of landscapes and environments.
|Our geography curriculum is designed to develop our learners’ knowledge of the diversity of people and places in the global world around them and an understanding of environmental relationships and issues. It instils in our learners a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and the ability to study and care for future sustainability. Children learn to be future geographers by developing geographical study and research skills and the ability to analyse and communicate their findings using subject specific vocabulary.|
Links to other subjects enable pupils to express their knowledge through art, writing and drama.
Our geography curriculum fulfils the following aims from the National Curriculum:
Our geography curriculum has a strong element of global learning and all of our units contain opportunities for our pupils to reflect on humans’ impact on a global scale and what we can do to change it. An example of this is during the Year 5 rainforest unit, where the children explore the issue of deforestation and write persuasive letters and think about their choices. In Year 1, during the seaside unit, children explore our impact on the animals in the sea and how we can look after our environment.
How will your child be introduced to Geography in the early years?
Geography is introduced in the EYFS through the different topics explored each term. Through the curriculum area of Understanding of the World, children develop an awareness of where they are: both at home, in school and the transitions between coming and going between and within these areas. They become more aware of what is around them and their close environment. Using the outdoor area allows our pupils to have a close relationship with the seasons and weather. They use a wide range of resources to explore the world around them such as props, maps, photographs and Google Street View.
Geography Work Across The School