Geography is a rich and diverse subject that gives children the opportunity to learn about diverse places, people, resources, environments and the effect of mankind. It inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world from an early age and fosters enthusiasm and a passion for learning. By studying the beauty of Earth and the awesome power of Earth-shaping forces we can fascinate, inspire and create globally-aware pupils. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
Whilst the importance of geographical knowledge is recognised, we also wish to enable children to become lifelong geographers who have the skills and attitudes to continue to appreciate the world around them.
Throughout the Geography curriculum at The Grove Primary School, children will learn the Earth’s key physical and human processes. They will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments. Many contemporary challenges – climate change, food security, energy choices – cannot be understood without a geographical perspective. We ensure that each lesson develops our pupils thinking and decision making as this will help them to live their lives as knowledgeable citizens, aware of their own local communities in a global setting.
We cover the geography objectives set out by the National Curriculum in our discreet geography lessons and through discussions of our class texts. Each class has a set of books including fiction, non-fiction, picture and poetry to compliment the teaching of the skills and knowledge taught in each year group. The children love making the links between their geography lessons and real life. Below are a few of the books we are using this year.
We are really proud of our ambitious geography curriculum. Please see below our fantastic geography knowledge curriculum.
Below you will see our Knowledge Organisers for the year. These organisers are used in class and at home to support the learning that takes place and to help our children remember more. All parents should have received a printed copy to use at home! If you would like a reminder of how to use them please look at our 'letters home' section.
At The Grove we work with Creative Learning Services to ensure we have many fiction and non-fiction texts to support out learning. We also have artefacts for the children to explore.
Here are some great Geography websites for you to have a look at.