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Geography at Spring Bank Primary School

At Spring Bank Primary School, we shape our Geography curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive for every child. Our intent is to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses British Values and provides ambition and challenge, while ensuring it is accessible to all learners and fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography.

Through our teaching of Geography children will learn skills which will help them to understand where we are in the world, how places and people are interconnected and how the world has changed over time. They will learn key factual knowledge and understand geographical concepts and abstract terms. This will be delivered through classroom experiences, map and atlas work, fieldwork, practical activities, cross curricular learning, discussion and educational visits. Great importance is given to our Geography curriculum as we believe this helps to:

  • Enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of places in the world;
  • Increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country;
  • Allow children to learn graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps;
  • Enable children to know and understand environmental problems at a local, regional and global level;
  • Encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means;
  • Understand how our local area has changed over time, helping children to develop a sense of pride
  • Understand the difference between human and physical geography and how these are interconnected
  • Develop a variety of other skills, including those of enquiry, problem-solving, Computing, investigation and how to present their conclusions in the most appropriate way.

The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the geography curriculum being taught throughout the school, which is now linked, where possible to the theme topics to provide a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.

Please see the document below for the overview of learning.