At New Cangle Community Primary School, we support all children to develop skills, knowledge, curiosity and a depth of understanding in geography.
In Reception geography is planned and taught as part of the Understanding the World area of learning in the EYFS framework. In Years 1 to 6, the geography curriculum is planned and taught to match the National Curriculum for geography, and is based on the Cornerstones Curriculum. For more details of the Cornerstones curriculum, please see Curriculum Overview.
Geography lessons have been selected from the Cornerstones Curriculum and are taught in blocks as part of Cornerstones projects. The geography projects are well sequenced to provide a coherent subject scheme that develops children’s geographical knowledge, skills and subject disciplines. Where there are opportunities for making meaningful connections with other projects, geography projects are sequenced accordingly. For example, Year 1 children revisit the geography of settlements in the history project School Days after studying types of settlements in the geography project Bright Lights, Big City. The Cornerstones Curriculum is used to ensure a clear progression of critical geographical skills throughout the school.
To support their learning in geography, children across the school have diverse learning experiences that include access to enquiry-based learning with hands-on experiences that promote critical thinking, develop their core knowledge and build on their understanding of their community, locality and the world. Beyond the walls of the classroom, children visit local places and travel further afield on educational visits, with fieldwork aiming to give children unforgettable experiences that help develop their geographical skills and knowledge.
In school, we have a range of resources to support teaching and learning of geography including: local area maps, world maps, atlases, globes, compasses, aerial photographs, plan perspectives, Ordnance Survey maps and digital technologies.
For more information about our Geography Curriculum, please see the following documents:
- Geography Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement
- Geography Progression Map.pdf
- Geography Curriculum Map.pdf
- National Geographic Kids (be transported to some of the planet’s coolest countries) https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/
- Ducksters Geography (information and games) https://www.ducksters.com/geography/
- Google Earth (explore a 3D model of Earth) https://www.google.com/earth/
Geography is led by Miss East who studied geography at degree level. She enjoys seeing the world and has spent long periods travelling around many countries in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia.
Miss East is keen to develop children’s sense of place and space in the world. She is passionate about supporting children with learning about locations, places, people and environments.