At Fossdene, our geography curriculum aims to inspire in our children a fascination about the world and people within it. We want our children to appreciate the diversity of physical and human features that exist both in far away places and in our local area and to recognise their own position as global citizens.
Geography topics are delivered in discrete blocks and knowledge is built progressively as children move through the school. They begin by learning about the features of their immediate surroundings and gradually ‘zoom out’ to understand their position in an awe-inspiring, ever-changing world. As they progress through the school, children develop their understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Throughout the year, children also develop map skills by using atlases and maps to demonstrate their understanding of place and space and how we represent features of land.
Each year we have a map skills focus at the start of the year for all your year groups and dedicated progressive units devoted to the study of place and fieldwork in the summer term.