Geography Curriculum

Intent

At Templemoor we want to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our learners develop knowledge about their locality, the United Kingdom and the world. 

Implementation

Our school uses the National Curriculum as the basis for its curriculum planning in geography. Geography is planned and taught through set half termly units of work. Children’s geographical learning starts with the familiar and slowly builds outwards, from Sale, Manchester, to the UK and Africa. Their understanding of how their local area fits into the wider world is therefore gradually accrued.

Progression within the curriculum is clear: it starts with what is familiar to children and extends outwards. During their time at Templemoor the children are taught locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.

Year 1 - Our School, Super Sale, Our World.

Year 2 - Continents and Oceans, Magnificent Manchester, Planet Explorers (Tanzania). 

Impact

Children will be confident geographers who have a sound knowledge of their local surroundings and the wider locality. They will be able to use observational skills in simple fieldwork activities.

Knowledge and Skills Progression in Geography
 
The documents below detail the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain at each stage of the Geography curriculum. 
Geography National Curriculum
 
The National Curriculum for Geography can be found below.