“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 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), London and the UK. They will also learn about islands and study a contrasting country and continent to the UK (Egypt, Africa). In Key Stage 2, children build on their previous knowledge and continue to develop their understanding of the world , with a closer look at rivers around the globe. In addition, they study Northern Europe, Asia and North America. They will also look at how Volcanoes and Earthquakes are formed and the impact they have.
We’ve created amazing knowledge organisers for each Geography topic which summarise the key knowledge that the children should know by the end of the topic. Have a look at our ‘How To’ knowledge organiser to find out how they work:
- Year 1: The Classroom and School Environment
- Year 1: The Globe and World Map
- Year 2: The Globe, World Map and Islands
- Year 3: Settlements and Populations
- Year 5: Mountains, Water Cycles and Rivers
- Year 6: Spacial Sense and Map work