Our goal for Geography education is that children explore and develop their understanding of the social, environmental, economic and political aspects of place, whilst considering their own role on a local, national and global scale.
This will be taught with our three ‘BIG ideas’ at the heart of our geography curriculum:
Interconnection: I am a geographer because I understand the connection between environmental process and human activity.
Change: I am a geographer because I know that changes and alterations are happening constantly to the natural and cultural environment we live in.
Location: I am a geographer because I understand everything and everyone has a location; from my own locality to worldwide locations to the location of geographical events.
‘Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future’. (Michael Palin)
Geography at Grimsargh St Michael’s holds geographical skills at the core of the curriculum.
Our bespoke Geography curriculum has been designed to give the children a secure knowledge of their own locality and the local environmental challenges we face. The curriculum progresses to extend children’s knowledge to worldwide locations, geographical changes and environmental issues, using the progression document as a valuable resource.
We have beautiful school grounds which allow great on-site opportunities for study and exploration and our local area provides further chance for fieldwork and to investigate geographical features.
Geography will be taught beyond the classroom – children will have opportunities to explore the local area and beyond at every opportunity. As a school, we subscribe to the online geography resource ‘Oddizzi’, which we currently use as a ‘resource’ bank to support our varied geography curriculum. In Autumn 2023 we will move to teaching geography using the full curriculum planning pathways provided by Oddizzi. All resources from Oddizzi are closely matched to the National Curriculum objectives for geography at KS1 and KS2. Follow the link below to find out more information about Oddizzi for primary schools:
Mrs Coupe is our geography lead. Please contact her via the office (01772 653600) with any queries or questions.
Click here to read the National Curriculum: Geography Programmes of Study.