Why is Geography important?
Geography helps us to make sense of the world around us, better understand the places we live in, learn about and visit different places and understand why they matter and how they are connected to a globalised world.
Through Geography, we encounter different societies and cultures and learn to appreciate the incredible diversity of landscapes and people.
In Geography, we face questions of what it means to live sustainably in an interdependent world and learn to value and care for the planet and all its inhabitants.
When is Geography taught?
Geography is taught through thematic units. The Whole School Overview below maps out which thematic units which feature this subject. Whereas the Long-Term Plan's linked for each year group clearly shows the objectives covered:
KS1 National Curriculum Coverage
KS2 National Curriculum Coverage
How is Geography taught?
Geography is taught through a combination of subject knowledge, geographical skills, enquiry and fieldwork. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
Where do we learn about in Geography?
We learn about the following locations: Asia, Africa, South America, North and Central America, Europe, Australasia, Artic Circle and local Geography too.
What do we learn about in Geography?
We learn about: Landscapes, Human and physical features, Landmarks, Environments, Climates and Biomes for example.
Please have a look below and see when Geography is taught in each year group.