Aims and intent of the Geography curriculum

  • Children to have a good understanding of where they are in the world and what is available in their local area.
  • Children to have a good knowledge of the location of globally significant places and their physical and human characteristics.
  • Understand process that cause changes to different places in the world, explore why these changes happen and how they can contribute to creating a sustainable planet.
  • Develop competent geographical skills to be able to collect, analyse and communication geographical data collected through fieldwork.
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs.
  • Communicate their geographical knowledge in different ways.

How is Geography taught at Lakeside?

At Lakeside we have developed our Geography curriculum to ensure their learning builds upon the knowledge they learnt in previous year groups and topics. We adopt a topic based approach to our curriculum. Each year the children study five different topics and Geography knowledge is linked to these topics. There will not be Geography learning in every topic but full coverage of the Geography National Curriculum is achieved over the course of the year and the children's journey through school. 

What Geography Knowledge is taught at Lakeside? 

Each year the key geography knowledge builds on learning from the previous years.

The long term overview, that show which knowledge is taught in each year group, can be found in the documents below.

How do I find out more information the Geography Curriculum?

If you have any questions about this area of the curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher initially or to Miss Verity (who can be contacted through the school office). 

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