Here at Parklands, our children’s education in Geography begins locally before journeying to the most extreme locations on Earth to nurture a passion, curiosity and respect for the natural world and its residents; both human and animal.
In a world where human impact is increasingly influencing its future, our children enjoy lessons that inspire a positive, proactive attitude to caring for our planet as well as a desire to continue learning about its endless geographical wonders.
From KS1 through to KS2, our children progressively develop their skills and knowledge, leaving Preston Hedge’s having experienced field studies and a variety topics that ensure they are ready to continue their learning at secondary school.
As a MAT, we have worked collaboratively to select topics that fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum whilst immersing the children in inspiring and fascinating geography to promote a love for the subject. Each year group has a topic which is clearly organised into skills and knowledge that build on those in the previous year. This ensures that our children are developing their skills of geographical enquiry, whilst gaining a breadth of knowledge to help them understand the diversity of human and physical geography on Earth.
Particular year groups also participate in field studies that bring Geography to life in “Geography – LIVE!” to demonstrate the application of their skills and knowledge in the real world.
The topics taught are:
EYFS – Local Geography
Year 1 – The UK & Japan
Year 2 – Tour de Europe
Year 3 – Life on the Edge – Extremes
Year 4 – Mother Earth
Year 5 – Life on the Edge – The Reef
Year 6 – Vietnam, India & Geography LIVE! (Field study)
At Parklands we aspire for our children to deepen their understanding of physical and human processes, their impact on the world and an appreciation for the importance of diverse landscapes and environment as they develop their geographical knowledge and skills of enquiry.
We believe that our children understand the importance of the positive impact their generation can have on the world to protect and preserve our beautiful planet. Alongside our Green Science curriculum and through fun and creative lessons, we are preparing our children for the future and providing them with the knowledge and skills that inspire them to make a difference and lead future change.
“We are committed to providing the very best teaching and learning experiences, which inspire and challenge pupils to demonstrate exceptional outcomes…”