Geography Vision Statement
Our geography curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to discover, organize, interpret and be inquisitive about our present and the natural world so they become confident and articulate learners who are positive local and global citizens.
Key Stage 1
Within Key Stage 1 pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom, and the local community. They understand and use subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills to enhance their locational awareness.
In Key Stage 1 the pupils learn about the local area and compare their life in this area with other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. The pupils will study a range of places such as:
- The local community (Greenholm Road and Kingstanding/Great Barr)
- The United Kingdom, it’s capital cities and surrounding seas
- The seven continents and the seas of the world
- The North and South Pole
- The Isle of Coll
- India and New Delhi
- U.K. seaside resorts
Key Stage 2
Within Key Stage 2 pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa and North and South America. This includes studying the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Pupils deepen their geographical knowledge by learning how to use maps, atlases, and globes to study how land use has changed over time and the affect human activity has had on the planet.
In Key Stage 2 the geography curriculum is planned to ensure there is a progression of skills and pupils are provided with the opportunity to make links to other areas of the curriculum. The pupils will study a range of places through geography and the wider curriculum such as:
- The counties and main cities of the United Kingdom
- Ancient and modern-day Greece
- Ancient and modern-day Rome
- Climate zones and biomes within Africa
- The effect humans have had on the environment in South America
- Trade links and distribution between Europe and North America