The aims of the Geography Curriculum at St Laurence's are:
- To inspire a curiosity about, and interest in, our world and its people;
- To develop an understanding of the importance of sustainability in order to look after our world and its people;
- To develop knowledge of diverse and significant places in the UK and around the world and their geographical characteristics;
- To understand key human and physical geographical features of the world and how these relate to each other;
- To develop geographical skills including map work and field work and the communication of geographical information.
Delivery of Geography Lessons at St Laurence's
Geographical knowledge and skills are taught at St Laurence's through exciting and relevant topics across the key stage. Each topic is taught for a period of one whole term and as well as geography, includes history, art & design and design & technology. Our topics are driven by a range of enquiry questions linked to a geographical concepts. Children’s learning progressively builds so that they are able to share their understanding at the end of the topic by answering the enquiry questions and celebrating their new learning.
The children's learning is supported by a front cover page with images of key learning and a list of geographical vocabulary.
Progression in knowledge is supported through a Geography Knowledge Progression document which identifies age-related expectations for key geographical knowledge:
- locational / place knowledge
- physical geography
- human geography
- map work
- field work
If you have any questions or need further information about our geography curriculum, please feel free to contact the geography lead teacher via the school office.