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CofE Primary School

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Children start their geography learning in EYFS, exploring and developing their fascination of the world around them. Children in Years 1-6 study a rich and varied geography curriculum with opportunities to learn more about the world and to apply their knowledge from previous years, allowing them to make links between the units studied.

Children’s geographical learning starts with the familiar and slowly builds outwards, from their immediate environment, to London, to the UK, to Europe, South America and Africa. Their understanding of how their local area fits into the wider world is therefore gradually built upon. We have carefully mapped out our programmes of study to allow children the opportunities to draw comparisons and make contrasts between the areas studied.

Our geography curriculum aligns with our history curriculum to allow children to make links within their learning throughout their time at school. Our geography curriculum informs us about:

  • The places and communities in which we live

  • Our natural environments and the pressures they face

  • The interconnectedness of the world and our communities within it

  • How and why the world is changing, both globally and locally

  • How our individual and societal actions contribute to those changes

  • The choices that exist in managing our world for the future

  • The importance of location in business and decision-making

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