The Geography Curriculum

Geography at St David’s is a dynamic and exciting subject, which allows children to develop geographical enquiry skills even from a young age. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children explore ‘Understanding of the world’ as one of the four specific areas of the EYFS curriculum. Pupils are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology, and the environment.

As the children move on from the Early Years, we provide a broad, balanced and differentiated Geography curriculum whilst ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills. We aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, so that children develop a life-long love for Geography.

Pupils are encouraged to rationalise and internalise information, make meaningful comparisons and to draw their own conclusions. Lessons are planned imaginatively to enthuse young, enquiring minds; to open their eyes to a wide, varied and ever-changing world. These lessons offer the opportunity for discussion and research whilst giving wide scope for different forms of writing.

Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about, and to celebrate, diverse places, people, resources, land forms, biomes, animals and natural and human environments.

To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.