The core of our Geography curriculum is the statutory National Curriculum. We build our school curriculum upon this and reference our local area wherever possible. Our curriculum is designed on a base of skills and knowledge that we want our children to learn in Geography. We then deliver these skills and knowledge through our topics, which we select to excite and motivate our young children.
The curriculum map ensures that Geography is taught in a logical sequence and makes links with the children’s previous learning across the school. We have developed a set of ‘I can’ statements that the children will cover across Year 1 and Year 2.
This allows them to build on their skills across the year groups. We want our children to develop their geographical skills, such as learning how to use simple maps to identify different places around the world or in their local area of Tamworth.