At Gilbert Scott Primary School, the geography curriculum lays foundation skills, knowledge and aspirations to become architects, charity fundraisers, landscape gardeners, estate agents to weather presenters. We believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
“Every where’s been where it is ever since it was first put there. It’s called geography.” Terry Pratchett
At Gilbert Scott Primary School, we strive to inspire our children to have an innate curiosity and fascination about the world that we live in and the diversity around them. Our goal is for all children to develop a love of geography. Our ambitious geography curriculum is designed to have concepts weaved throughout every year group in order to encourage purposeful repetition to ensure the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills. This consistently builds on previous understanding so that our children are striving to become geographers who understand their own significance in the world which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. This is underpinned by geographical vocabulary enabling children to effectively communicate the interaction between physical and human processes.
Children can use geographical vocabulary appropriately to support their own progress and be academically successful in geography.
Children can effectively communicate the interaction between physical and human processes.
Children can think critically and communicate effectively in a range of styles.
Knowledge / Understanding
Promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Children will have a strong knowledge and understanding of natural and human aspects of the world.
Children will revisit the geographical core concepts as part of a spiral curriculum approach, to ensure they can build on skills and knowledge incrementally, making meaningful connections to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding.
Children will use the skills to investigate, communicate and interpret through fieldwork, geographical skills, vocabulary and techniques.
Develop a love of geography
Children will learn about their role in environmental interactions and sustainable development to try to make the places where they live into a better world.
Children will visit places in our locality so that they can participate in fieldwork.