At Shade the Geography curriculum inspires a curiosity and fascination about the World and its people. Geography is taught discreetly as a stand-alone subject and where appropriate links can be made to other subjects. Geography is alternated half-termly with History and each year group starts the year consolidating and developing mapwork skills. Fieldwork and specific Geographical skills such as map work must be taught within all units.
Every Geography unit is framed around an overarching enquiry question and echoes the structure of the National Curriculum:
Locational knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and Physical Geography
Geographical skills and fieldwork
Our curriculum enables children to broaden their knowledge of countries around the world throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as well as revisiting and reinforcing place and locational knowledge of the UK. Through fieldwork, enquiry and investigation, children gain a deep understanding of how their local environment differs to others and how environments impact the way people live.