Our geography curriculum begins in the early years and children develop their knowledge and expertise as they progress through the school. We want to inspire a fascination and curiosity about our world through learning about countries, settlements and oceans as well as the key processes that give rise to physical and human geographical features. Through their geography curriculum, the children have the opportunities to visit significant geographical sites in the locality and further afield including the Jurassic Coast and in the Quantock Hills.
Children are taught to use and read atlases and maps and learn about the UK as well as other countries, continents and oceans. They learn about the eight points of a compass, read grid references and through fieldwork, observe and measure key geographical features in the local area.
Two topics of geography are taught each year across the year with up to 12 lessons in each topic. Each one begins with a geographical question. Through a sequence of carefully constructed lessons, the children learn the vocabulary, knowledge and skills to enable them to successfully answer this question both verbally and within a written essay at the end of the topic.