Geography, at Stenson Fields Primary school, forms an integral part of the curriculum. We believe the study of geography inspires children’s curiosity, encourages them to ask critical questions and enables them to have a better understanding of Britain and the wider world. Through the teaching of geography, we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as understand their own identity and the challenges of their time.
In order to maximise the children’s enjoyment of geography, the National Curriculum requirements are taught through engaging and relevant topics. We feel that not only does this further increase the children’s enjoyment of the subject but it enables the children to make connections more easily with other areas of learning. We have detailed below an overview of what your child will expect to learn in geography within each key stage. For information on the topics that this content will be taught through, please see the yearly overview for your child’s year group.
In Key Stage 1 children will develop an awareness of where they live. They will learn about the world and its oceans. They will study coastlines and discover what makes an island life. The children will follow the journey of food across the world and explore Africa. They will learn about the varying weather in parts of the world.
In Key Stage 2 the children will explore the rainforests of South America as well as the cultural hotbed of Italy. They will look at modern Greece as well as identifying the physical and human geography of the British Isles. They will study a variety of geographical features across the globe. Children will locate countries and landmarks and build up geographical knowledge of famous sporting venues.