Geography

Curriculum Intent:

To provide an exceptional, enquiry-led geography education that inspires pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people and enables pupils to gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.

Sequencing and Progression

Units in the whole school curriculum map are organised so that they build on prior learning. Children begin by learning about their locality, London, the UK and then the wider world. Within a unit, lessons build up to answer the overarching enquiry question.

How we teach Geography at Trinity

At Trinity we ensure that children's lesson teach the right mix of knowledge and skills. For every new topic we begin with a launch day where children complete a range of activities linked to the new geography unit they are studying. This allows the children to immerse themselves in their new unit and develop a good understanding of the knowledge they will need from the very beginning.

Lessons then continue over a 6 week block. In each lesson the children focus on a particular geographical skill, such as locational knowledge, physical geography or mapwork. There skills are repeated as children go through the year and as they move through the school. This allows for a clear progression of skills from year 1 to year 6.

At the end of each unit, children complete an assessment piece that allows them to demonstrate what they have learnt in the term. This allows the class teacher to analyse which skills need more development, or if there are any gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed in the coming term.

Geography Curriculum Map & Skills Progression

Copy of Geography Curriculum Map Revised 2022-2023