Geography

Our aim in teaching geography at The Marist is to inspire children to become curious and fascinated about the world and its people.

Children will learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deepening understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes.  Geography is taught through cross-curricular themes and there will be a real focus on the children developing their own geographical skills including map reading, using aerial photos and satellite images, globes, diagrams and the internet.

Our aim in teaching geography at The Marist is to inspire children to become curious and fascinated about the world and its people. In doing this we aim to ensure that:

  • All the children develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places.
  • They gain an understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.

  • They develop the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork.

  • The children can interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams and aerial photographs using atlases and Digimap.

Geography is taught through cross-curricular themes and topics.

In Key Stage 1, children will develop basic knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness. 

This knowledge and understanding will be extended in Key Stage 2 to beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge. 

Children will develop this knowledge and understanding whilst being taught following the sectional guidelines of the new geography curriculum. The headings for each area of study are Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and Geographical Skills and Fieldwork.

Link to National Curriculum

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