What are we aiming for?
At Yardley Primary School we provide a high-quality geography education which fosters our pupils’ curiosity about the world they live in, whilst fulfilling the aims of the National Curriculum. Through the teaching of geography pupils will gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments at a local, regional and global scale. We recognise that 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. Our curriculum provides key learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, empowering pupils to question and explore all of the opportunities that they are entitled to.
How do we achieve this?
Our geography curriculum is delivered through different themed topics taught throughout the year. Each topic has been designed to cover a different geographical concept and allow pupils to build upon their prior knowledge. We use the Royal Geographical Society to support our teaching and curriculum design.
Geography in the early years
In EYFS, geography is taught through the specific area of learning and development; Understanding the World. This is delivered through exploration and child-initiated play.