At Campsbourne we teach the National Curriculum for Geography which can be found here.
Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography is, in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living.
Learning through geography, whether gained through formal learning or experientially through fieldwork and educational visits, helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens. When planning lessons teachers focus on developing the children’s enquiry skills and where possible we aim for our children to carry out fieldwork investigations as well, either within the locality of the school or at specialised fieldwork centres as often as possible. At Campsbourne School our aim is to develop socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible children.
Our geography curriculum has been designed in partnership with a consultant with the primary aims of:
- Making the most of the natural resources around us.
- Finding the answers to key questions e.g Are we responsible for climate change? What can we do about it?
- Addressing key themes which were identified in consultation with our parent community as being particularly important for children to learn. These are sustainability, globalisation, inter-connections and challenging stereotypes.
You can find details of the geography units in the links below.
Geography Curriculum Years 1 and 2
Geography Curriculum Years 3 and 4
Geography Curriculum Years 5 and 6
Teachers assess children in their knowledge and also key geographical skills. How children progress in these can be viewed in the document below.
Geography Progression Map