"A high quality 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth's features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change overtime." Purpose of Study. The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England.
The National Curriculum for Geography in England has recently undergone some changes which has seen greater focus on Locational knowledge and the United Kingdom. These changes have impacted on the teaching of Geography at Mudeford Junior School and the revised long term overview can be seen in 'Geography Curriculum Map' below.
This new curriculum map was created to ensure that our pupils are given the opportunities to meet all the requirements of the new curriculum. Our planning allows pupils to make sense of their surroundings and the wider world and instil a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
The 'Humanities Curriculum Map 2014' below, shows how Geography and History sit alongside each other, ensuring a balanced coverage of learning in all year groups.