As stated in the National Curriculum, ‘a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives’. The geography curriculum at Lightwater Village School enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. Through dedicated teaching and learning, we aim to support children in the four key areas of knowledge; locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork as part of a balanced curriculum. Regardless of pupils ability, we are committed to ensuring children develop the key skills necessary to explore, appreciate and understand the world they live in.
What does Geography look like in our school?
Geography Lead - Miss K Parsons
We teach geography across KS1 as discrete lessons. Lessons are linked to our overarching themes, providing children with an immersive learning experience. The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum incorporates geographical learning through exploration and play.
Our curriculum themes with strong geographical links include:
- Iceberg Ahead!
- Costal Explorers
- Magical Britain
- Ahoy Mateys
This year we will be auditting our Geography resources and ensuring pupils and teachers have high-quality resources to support Geography lessons.