At Kingsmead Primary School our high quality geography curriculum is designed to inspire childrens’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The curriculum is designed to equip all children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. An understanding of human and physical processes is explored and as children progress, a deeper understanding of the interaction between these is further developed. The development of vocabulary is paramount at Kingsmead and through teaching and learning opportunities, meaning is given to a wide range of geographical vocabulary. 

The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

“Before I couldn’t understand geography, now I really understand when I have a world map” 

The school grounds and local area are used by all year groups for a range of practical activities and fieldwork. This starts in the Early Years with their outside learning opportunities and further enhanced by their visits to our wild classroom. In Key Stage 1 the children use the school grounds and explore the wider local area and in Key Stage 2 the children learn in locations across Northwich. 

Units of work are planned to ensure full coverage of the geography National Curriculum. Units of work are planned termly, with approximately 6 lessons of geography taught each term. Lessons include a recap of prior learning to help to secure key subject knowledge. Children with additional needs are enabled to access the geography curriculum through the use of adapted resources, including annotated maps, word mats and guided learning.

Children and parents use knowledge organisers to understand the learning that informs them of how this theme builds on prior knowledge, the key learning, questions and vocabulary. The teachers and children use this to reflect and think, discuss and question,  and assess attainment and progression.

Our Beautiful Work

“We have exciting lessons. We were learning about trade. We played a trading card game and countries had to trade with each other to earn the most money’ - Maya Y6 

If you were to walk into a geography lesson at Kingsmead you would see: