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 framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
How is geography taught at Colville?
We teach geography throughout the year at Colville. Almost all of our topics contain key geographical knowledge and some, such as Rainforests, are exclusively geography focussed. In history focussed topics we expect teaching to make links to place location, human and physical features as well as a sense of geographical factors affecting human history. It is delivered through a curriculum map that explores the local area throughout and gradually moves from local to worldwide locations. This culminates in pupils at the end of Key Stage Two who can grasp some of the geographical elements of current world developments such as climate change, migration and geo-politics.