Our Geography education at Rowdown inspires children to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The curriculum is divided into 4 main parts: locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
The Geography curriculum aims to involve children in the process of enquiry. It should help them to ask geographical questions and develop geographical skills, particularly in map work and fieldwork. Children are given opportunities, whenever possible, for first-hand experience of areas or topics to be studied. Skills developed through Geography help pupils make sense of their surroundings and the wider world.
Children are encouraged to develop: knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human features and the factors which influence these; a greater understanding of the complex interrelationships between physical conditions, natural processes, human activities, the Earth’s resources and an awareness and understanding of the world’s ethnic, cultural and economic diversity.
In KS1, children begin to develop the concept of place by exploring the school and its grounds, creating maps with basic symbols and venturing further into the local community to discover its geographical features.
In KS2, children build upon their knowledge of the world, first by studying the UK, then Europe, South America and the rest of the world. Children will explore the key physical and human geographical features of different places and draw comparisons between places and people that they have studied.
examples of geography work