At Moor Row Community Primary School, our intent is to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our geography curriculum has been designed to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum, provide our children with a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum and for the children to have a love for geography. We aim to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. As they do this, they will gain a deeper understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes, the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
Through our curriculum, based on the Collins Connected Geography scheme of work, we develop the geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. Children will investigate a range of places, both in Britain and other countries, in order to help develop their knowledge and understanding of their world and the Earth’s physical and human processes.
We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area. We are incredibly lucky where we live to have so much on our doorstep from coasts, to lakes, mountains, rivers and urban areas and these form a basis of our local area work.
We begin in the Early Years Foundation Stage, developing geographical skills through the EYFS area of learning - Understanding the World. Through observations, discussions, maps, stories and field work, we learn about similarities and differences around the world and can describe their local area. This continues in Key Stage one, using an enquiry based approach, we look at our place in the world, our local area, the UK, continents and oceans, hot and cold places and food and farming. In key stage two, we continue our enquiry based approach to look at biomes, volcanoes, rivers, mountains and compare many different places in our world and the effect people have on our planet.