William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Geography

Intent: Geography is an essential subject that aims to develop children's knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the world in which they live. At William Levick, we believe that geography helps children make sense of their surroundings, cultures, and environments. Through engaging lessons and hands-on experiences, we aim to foster a lifelong curiosity and a deep appreciation for the diverse and interconnected nature of our planet.

Impact: Our geography curriculum aims to inspire curiosity, deepen understanding, and nurture a sense of connection to the world. Through engaging lessons and hands-on experiences, we equip our children with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become informed, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world.

Implementation: We have designed an engaging and comprehensive geography curriculum that aligns with the National Curriculum and encourages active participation, while also incorporating local and global issues relevant to our students' lives. This includes:

Core Knowledge: We introduce children to key geographical concepts such as location, place, human and physical features, and the significance of environmental sustainability. Students explore the continents, countries, and major cities, developing an understanding of diverse landscapes, climates, and cultures.

Fieldwork and Enrichment: We believe in providing hands-on experiences to enrich children's understanding of geography. We organise field trips to local environments, such as nature walks and visiting local rivers. These trips allow students to observe, measure, and record information, fostering their practical skills and connecting their learning to the real world.

Critical thinking: Geography enhances critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills as children learn to analyse and interpret data, maps, and graphs. Geography also fosters creativity, as students explore and communicate their ideas through a range of means, such as mapping, artwork and presentations.

Local and Global Perspectives: We emphasize the importance of studying both local and global geography. Students investigate their immediate surroundings, including their school, neighbourhood and town, to develop a sense of place. They also explore different regions of the world, learning about diverse cultures, climates, landscapes, and global issues. We encourage students to develop a sense of responsibility towards the environment and actively participate in initiatives that promote positive change, both locally and globally.

An overview of our Geography curriculum can be found here and further details about Geography in our Foundation Stage can be found here.