Our geography curriculum aims to inspire children with a curiosity about the world around them and to delve deeper into this wonder. They will do this by being provided with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. The local area is fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice. Each year group will have the opportunity to build up mapping and geography fieldwork skills.
Our geographers will develop an abundance of skills to help them better understand the world they live in. They will develop map skills, compare locations, investigate regions and carry out research. We are keen for our geographers to move beyond their immediate world and deepen their environmental knowledge. Through initiatives such as our eco-monitors and whole school events, students will be able to demonstrate an awareness of environmental management and sustainability. They will understand the importance of their place within the world and the impact they may have through their actions.
A Corpus Christi geographer in EYFS can make sense of their physical world and their immediate locality. They demonstrate this by exploring and observing familiar features based on everyday experiences.
Key Stage 1
A Corpus Christi geographer in Key Stage 1 will have begun to develop their geographical vocabulary by learning about where they live, as well as another area of the United Kingdom and an area in a contrasting non-European country. They will be able to describe weather patterns in the United Kingdom and hot and cold areas of the world. They will use ICT, world maps, atlases and globes, simple compass directions, aerial photographs and plans, as well as fieldwork and observational skills.
Key Stage 2
A Corpus Christi geographer in Key Stage 2 will be able to use more detailed maps and discuss human and physical characteristics of regions. They will understand climate zones, mountains, volcanoes, rainforests and biomes, rivers, and global trade. They will use different types of maps, atlases, more complex compass directions, aerial and digital maps, as well as fieldwork and observational skills.