Our Geography curriculum follows the statutory National Curriculum for Geography.
At Red Rose Primary School the Geography curriculum includes all the essential skills needed to investigate places, patterns and to communicate geographically. It is progressively sequenced from EYFS to Year 6 through the four main areas of the National Curriculum (Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and Geographical Skills and Fieldwork). All learners will revisit strands and links through a variety of well thought out topics across the key stages.
At Red Rose we want the children to:
- understand the world around them and apply their knowledge and skills in real life.
- have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
- understand ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
- have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
- have fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
- have the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
- have significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
- have highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
- have a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
- have the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.
As a result of the high-quality teaching of Geography in Red Rose our pupils should become curious and have a fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Pupils will become equipped 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 through each year, their knowledge will grow about the world which in turn deepens their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Their new geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework for pupils to explain how the Earth’s features are interconnected and change over time.