Our Geography Intent:

At Kellington Primary School, we deliver a knowledge-based and vocabulary rich geography curriculum, in line with our whole school, which enables our pupils to have a deep understanding of the world and their place within it. Our geography curriculum is designed to stimulate an interest in and sense of wonder about diverse places and different cultures as well as fostering a curiosity of the physical geography of the world and how that shapes how people live.

Our Curriculum Implementation:

Our geography curriculum is split into a 2-year rolling programme to cater for our mixed aged classes. Geography is also divided into strands of learning which underpin all of our knowledge-based units, ensuring that children in each year group achieve the same skills, regardless of which topics they have studied. Our topics are carefully chosen to build progressively on prior knowledge, and also tie in with our whole-school themes each half term. Our geography curriculum incorporates fundamental geographical knowledge and skills, allowing pupils to build on a firm foundation in future years. In Early Years and Key Stage 1, pupils gain an understanding of their local area, the United Kingdom and the wider world beginning to use geographical skills and geographical vocabulary. Throughout KS2, the curriculum is mapped so that pupils can deepen their understanding of physical and human geography, revisiting concepts of fieldwork, place knowledge, map skills and impact on the environment. Units of work are enhanced by a Knowledge Organiser which lists the core facts of the unit of geography. Lessons are further supplemented by enrichment opportunities which link to specific objectives within lessons. These inject fun, ignite curiosity and add context to our learning. Pupils are proud to share their learning within school.  

Please see below for our long term plan for geography.