'The study of Geography is more than just memorising places on a map, it is about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of the cultures that exist across continents. And in the end it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.' - Barack Obama
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Our Curriculum Statement outlines our INTENT, how we will IMPLEMENT our curriculum and what IMPACT this will have on our Geographers at Chapelford Village Primary School.
Click on the National Curriculum image for the National Curriculum programme of study for Geography.
"I enjoyed making volcanoes and explosions. We looked at volcanoes under the sea and they make sea waves". Year 3
"We had a visit from an air hostess who told us all about the places she had visited". Year 3
"We wrote a river rap and made a human river. This helped me to remember the words for the different parts of a river". Year 4
"The River Mersey was used for transporting things to different countries". Year 4
"I have enjoyed researching different animals that live in Brazil". Year 5
"Brazil has a different time zone to England because it is on the other side of the world". Year 5
"I have found out that England is in the continent of Europe and South Africa is in Africa". Year 2
"Africa is closer to the equator so it is very hot". Year 2
"Most features at the seaside are physical because nature has made them". Year 2
"I have enjoyed looking at different maps and making our own weather forecasts". Year 1
"We read a story about a meerkat who went around the world. He couldn't live in the North Pole because it was too cold!". Year 1