Geography Curriculum Intent
At Perton First School we teach children will have a sense of identity through understanding where they are in the world and how they are linked to other places. We wish to celebrate the similarities between ourselves and others, not only in our locality but across the world. We also want children to also have an understanding of their responsibility to our planet and its inhabitants, including how they can best look after it.
At Perton First School in ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught as part of a half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. At North Walkden, we ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. For example, using the local area to follow maps in Key Stage 1, to comparing the similarities and differences in environments and communities in Lower Key Stage 2.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well planned to demonstrate progression to ensure that children at Perton First School are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Upper Key Stage 2 and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.