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The documents below outline Grove Road’s approach to teaching Geography through a thematic approach underpinned by the National Curriculum expectations. This document will outline the key concepts and themes we teach here at Grove Road and how we ensure that the pupils develop in their understanding of the world around them. 

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. 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. 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.

(National Curriculum 2014)

Intent Statement

Our Geography Curriculum aims to provide our children with a curiosity to learn more about the world around them.

The broad and balanced curriculum is clearly sequenced to secure pupils’ knowledge of key geographical features at a local, national and global level. It is designed to ensure all pupils can make links and comparisons between contrasting localities whilst developing their geographical skills and use of geographical vocabulary.

Intended Impact

During the children’s learning journey at Grove Road, our intended impact of the Geography Curriculum is to ensure that children:

  • Have a greater knowledge and understanding of the world around them and will demonstrate a curiosity about different places.
  • Secure the skills required for their age range. 
  • Be able to compare and contrast different locations nationally and globally using some geographical vocabulary. 
  • Begin to understand the wider world, the implications we have on it and how our behaviour can impact on our environment.
  • Increase their knowledge of other cultures, recognising and embracing our diverse world. 

Pupil Views

"Geography is learning about a place in the world - towns, country, cities, continents” - Lucas, Year 4. 

"It is important to learn about Geography because when you go to different countries you know what to do and how people do things differently” - Amelie, Year 4

"Sometimes when we learn in History we are also learning about Geography like at the moment with the Romans" - Arthur, Year 4 

"When we go on trips and do exciting activities, it helps us remember and learn more in Geography, like when we went to the Rainforest in Year 2!" - Julian, Year 5 

"In Geography you can discover and learn about new places” - William, Year 5

"You can learn how to use maps and atlases” - Miya, Year 5

"I love Geography because we learn about the world” - Zara, Year 3

Subject Documents Date  
Geography at Grove Road 21st Dec 2021 Download
Geography Skills and Knowledge Progression 23rd Jun 2021 Download
Geography Vocabulary Progression 18th Oct 2021 Download

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