Geography Curriculum Statement of Intent

We believe that Geography provides all children with the ability to delve deeper and make connections to find out about our world. We aim to inspire in our children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Our world is ever-changing and Geographical enquiry needs to reflect the dynamic nature of people and places, with exploration being based on ‘the real’ and relevant, wherever possible. Geography will help them learn about how people influence and interact with the physical and human environment. Our vision is that our pupils leave with an increased confidence and understanding of Geographical facts and vocabulary, as well as the skills to explore their world and become responsible and valued citizens in our society.

Aims and Impact

The Geography curriculum at Boreham Primary School aims to:

 Stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and develop a knowledge and understanding of the physical and human processes which shape places.

 Increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.

 Provide learning opportunities that enthuse, engage, and motivate children to learn and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder at the beauty of the world around them.

 Encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means.

 Enable children to make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment.

 Develop children's geographical skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales, and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.

 Enable children to apply map reading skills to globes and atlas maps and identify geographical features.

 Enable children to formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.

 Enable children to work geographically in a range of appropriate contexts, using a variety of materials and equipment including other people’s experiences and knowledge.

Further Information

For further information about our Geography curriculum, please click on the links below:

Geography Overview

Geography Progression

Geography Policy

Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the links below to view our Geography Knowledge Organisers. These include the key knowledge and vocabulary your child will learn through our Geography Curriculum:

EYFS Geography Knowledge Organiser

Year 1 - Pirates

Year 2 - The Adventures of Paddington Bear

Year 3 - Natural Disasters

Year 4 - Explorers

Year 5 - Landscapes

Year 6 - St Lucia