At Parsloes Primary School we believe that 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.
Through active and hands-on experiences, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it; linking to the diverse community in which they live. The curriculum will cover the four main areas: place knowledge, locational knowledge, human and physical features and map skills and fieldwork. Teaching should equip pupils with the relevant subject-specific language relating to human and physical geography. The geography curriculum at Parsloes Primary School enables children to develop new knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
At Parsloes Primary School, we encourage the children to have active and hands on experiences, in particular when teaching Geography. Lessons incorporate a broad range of skills from map work to field work as well as including Maths, English and Computing skills. To enrich children’s experiences, each year group participates in a field work study analysing their local environment. Geography at Parsloes is split into 4 main areas of teaching: locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
The curriculum is mapped out within these areas to ensure progression in skills and knowledge from year 1 to year 6. The content of each of the four areas of geographical teaching are in line with the National Curriculum and progress within the year groups to ensure that learning is deepened. To help facilitate this, the school is a member of the Geographical Association. In EYFS, Geography is taught through the strand ‘Understanding the World’.
The two main areas where Geography is taught is through ‘People and Communities’ and ‘The World’. At Parsloes, the EYFS and KS1 leaders work closely to ensure that the learning in KS1 is progressive from what is taught in EYFS.