Geography is taught in two week blocks and the topics for each year group are on the overall Curriculum Map and detailed in Year Group information.
Geography is a foundation subject within the National Curriculum. Cross curricular links are evident throughout the year groups and school planning.
An engaging geography curriculum 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. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
The children and staff at Prince of Wales have links all over the world. We can proudly call ourselves a ‘global school’. The teaching of geography will focus on understanding these diverse places to foster understanding and develop a sense of identity for our children.
When teaching geography we will exploit our diversity and use these places to compare and contrast where we live here with the places where children have links.
Geography starts from the child’s immediate environment, beginning with the school grounds. Through visits into the local community, their world is extended through first hand experiences, building up their geographical knowledge and skills.
They then move onto studying places around the word, hot and cold countries, thinking about what it is like to live there, how we can look after our environment and looking in more detail about what our environment is like. In Geography, we encourage children to ask as well as answer questions and offer them the opportunity to use a variety of methods to gain information.
Geographical skills, mapping and fieldwork will be taught through utilising our local area like the Royal Small Arms Factory, Wetlands and award winning school grounds.