“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.” – National Curriculum

What does Geography at Fieldhead Carr look like?

At Fieldhead Carr we aim for our children to use geography to know where they are, giving them a sense of place, both locally and in the wider world. We use geography to develop children’s understanding of geographical skills and vocabulary and to investigate and contrast and compare places in the UK and around the world. We see geography as not just knowing where places are but as a tool to ask questions, identify and describe, use fieldwork and resources to deepen pupil’s knowledge of the world’s physical and human characteristics and diversity.

Areas of learning

Location and place knowledge
Human and physical geography
Fieldwork, collecting and recording data
Using and creating maps
Environmental impact

Throughout the geography units planned and taught at Fieldhead Carr, other subjects are also woven through where appropriate such as history, craft, art and design, design and technology and computing. Within the Geography topics, we try and provide the children with visits and/or visitors to allow their knowledge and skills to be extended. These visits and visitors are sometimes used to hook the children into their theme, during the theme to develop knowledge or at the end of the theme apply their knowledge.

Overview of topics

Subject Progression Map