Here at Treales CE Primary School, we have worked hard to tailor the curriculum so it is bespoke to our children, supports their journey to becoming ‘Geographers’ and provides opportunities for them to learn about areas surrounding their locality, Europe and the Wider World.
At Treales, we aim for a high-quality Geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of
landscapes. We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping
to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways. We want children to enjoy and love learning
about Geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in Geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography
is taught as part of a half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. We ensure that Geography has the same
importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. For example, using the local
area to follow maps in Key Stage 1, to comparing the similarities and differences in environments and communities, through to debating world issues on
pollution and Global Trade in Key Stage 2.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Treales are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them
to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in