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Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Geography

Geography at Primrose Hill

Intent: 

Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 

 

Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Pudsey, Leeds and Yorkshire so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. 

 

Our key substantive knowledge strands are: 

  • Place and Space
  • Scale
  • People, Culture and Trade
  • Environmental Impact
 

These are an integral part of our curriculum as children continually revisit these concepts to secure a deeper understanding of the World.

 

Through high quality teaching, we aim to develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:

  

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world  
  • A comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary 
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques
  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings  
  • Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment 
 

We aim for all children to develop a genuine interest in geography and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here so that they develop a desire to find out more about the world or explore it themselves.

 

 

Geography Topic Overview

Focus Week - Wonders of the world

 

October 2021

 

With a focus on geographical locational knowledge and mapping skills, the whole school launched themselves into discovering the Natural Wonders of the world. Each year group were given a wonder to discover. The week progressed with children leading their enquiries, using clues, maps and images to support questioning and thinking. Children wrote non fiction texts using their geographical knowledge and presented these in a 'Wonder walk'. This gave children the opportunity to share their learning with the rest of school, supporting oracy and giving the children the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and understanding of the world.

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