Geography

As well as being a compulsory national curriculum subject, geography is a really important and exciting area of learning and your child will cover a variety of different topics throughout primary school.

Intent
At Hedworth Lane we want our children to be interested and excited about the world in which they live both local area and the world beyond. We want our children to show inquisitiveness that will be with them for the rest of their lives. To ask questions and to learn about the diversity of people, places, natural and human environments around them.
This vision is achieved by:

  •  Promoting curiosity and a fascination of the world
  • Encouraging children to become responsible, global citizens
  • Equipping children with the skills to navigate and explore

Teaching geography encourages children to develop inquiry skills through questioning:

  • Where is this place?
  • What is it like?
  • Why is it like that? (identifying physical features such as rivers/mountains etc)
  • How and why is it changing? (human developments/climate change)
  • How does this place compare with other places? Specifically contrasting areas to Boldon Colliery
  • How and why are places connected?

Through this questioning children develop a sound knowledge and understanding of places. Children can further develop these skills through the use of resources such as maps, atlases, aerial photographs and technologies such as Google Earth. Exploring the local area through walks and trips further afield enhance the curriculum.

The curriculum is taught in a variety of ways using staff experience and expertise. A subject-based approach operates across Key Stages 1 & 2. However, as circumstances warrant, a cross – curricular or topic based teaching style is also adopted.

You can see our Geography Curriculum below.

To see examples of the Geography curriculum please use your mouse to navigate to the Menu Bar and select Curriculum. Please go to the Geography Curriculum and you will see a drop down option open to the right. You will see the options of looking at Geography in Years 1&2, Years 3&4 and Years 5&6.