Geography at King's Court First School
At King's Court, our Geography Curriculum aims to ensure that: Learning is achieved through a change to long-term memory and that all of our pupils experience a wide breadth of study.
At King's Court, we have designed our curriculum around specific 'Curriculum drivers' that reflect the locality, needs and interests of our pupils. These curriculum drivers are Community, Culture and the Arts. Along with History, Geography is presented to the pupils at King's Court as a larger 'theme', with History and Geography being taught in blocks interchangeably each term.
Our curriculum follows a clear progression of knowledge and skills. In Early Years, pupils start by learning about their immediate locality. In Key Stage One, pupils think about their school, local places and focus particularly on the local community of Old Windsor. At these critical stages, sessions are taught practically where possible. This gives the children the time to develop the practical skills needed to become expert Geographers. It also gives these pupils the vital link between the practical experience, and the information that they learn alongside it. As pupils progress through the school into Key Stage Two, they begin to expand their understanding by thinking about areas outside of their local community: progressing on to countries and continents.
The 'Theme' curriculum is designed to be run on a two year rolling programme, which means the pupils are given the opportunities to experience a wide breadth of study, and 'master' the Geographical skills and knowledge that are contained within the individual areas.
The aspects of Geography that are taught cover:
- Physical features
- Human features
- Physical Processes
- Human Processes