Geography

GEOGRAPHY 

A broad range of  Geography topics is taught throughout the school. In Key Stages One and Two, our curriculum is based on the Rising Stars Geography programme, developed in association with the Geographical Association which covers the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum.  In EYFS, the curriculum follows the Statutory Framework for EYFS and is taught around class topics.  

Our aim is that pupils are equipped with a solid foundation of enduring knowledge and skills in preparation for secondary education and beyond, in a competitive and fast-changing world.

 

"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”

"DfE National Curriculum In England: geography Programmes of Study 2014

We expect that the study of geography at Lacey Green will equip children with an understanding of diverse places, people, resources and environments around them.  Through a knowledge-rich curriculum, our pupils will be able to build on prior learning about physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments.  They will develop an understanding that the Earth’s features are interconnected and change over time and we will encourage an exploration of their own environment and challenge pupils to make connections between their local surroundings and that of contrasting settlements in different places in the world.  Wherever, possible, we will use our local area and community to develop geographical skills and knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Topic One

Topic Two

Topic Three

EYFS

 

Similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.

Talking about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

Observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

 

Key Stage One

Year 1

Our Local Area

 

What’s it like where we live?

People and their Communities

Where in the world do these people live?

Animals and their Habitats

Where do our favourite animals live?

Year 2

Seasons

 

What are seasons?

Journeys: Food

 

Where does our food come from?

Our Wonderful World

 

What are the seven wonders of the world?

 

Lower Key Stage Two

Year 3

Climate and Weather

 

Why is climate important?

Our World

 

Where on Earth are we?

Coasts

 

Do we like to be beside the seaside?

Year 4

The Americas

 

Can we go on a Great American Road Trip?

Rivers and the Water Cycle

 

How does the water go round and round?

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

How does the Earth shake, rattle and roll?

 

Upper Key Stage Two

Year 5

Changes in our Local Environment

How is our country changing?

Europe: A Study of the Alpine Region

Where should we go on holiday?

Journeys:Trade

 

Where does all of our stuff come from?

Year 6

South America : The Amazon

 

What is life like in The Amazon?

Protecting the Environment

 

Are we damaging our world?

Our World in the Future

How will our world look in the future?