“Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.”
Michael Palin, The Guardian.
At Coopers Lane we aim to provide children with a high-quality geography education which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Geography teaching and learning equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key. Throughout the key stages, we focus on 4 key areas of Geography:
- Locational Knowledge
- Place Knowledge
- Human and Physical Geography
- Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
Our curriculum (launched in September 2014) has been reviewed and updated for 2016, and is exciting, engaging and promotes independence. During lessons, children become explorers of the world and are encouraged to take an enquiry approach to find out about the world around us. In Key Stage 1, children learn about the world and its oceans, a small area of the UK (Grove Park) and a small area of non-European country (Cairns, Australia). In Key Stage 2, children build on their previous knowledge and continue to develop their understanding of the world and the its oceans. In addition, they study a region in the UK (Isle of Wight, England), a region in a European country (Rome, Italy) and a region in South America (Amazon).
Take a look at the new curriculum maps to see how the geography curriculum is embedded throughout our topics.