The Northway Curriculum: Geography is designed specifically to improve knowledge, understanding and skills in the different aspects of Geography.
- Locational Knowledge
- Physical Geography
- Human Geography
- Fieldwork and Geographical Enquiry Skills
The Northway Curriculum seeks to inspire and motivate a generation of Geographers. We will introduce our pupils to different aspects of the world and help to better understand its people, places and environments, and the interactions between them. At Northway, we have structured our curriculum carefully to ensure enough experience of these areas of Geography at Primary level. We expect our children to experience a wide range of Geographical units to ensure they are prepared to study Geography at Key Stage Three.
‘The Northway Curriculum- Geography’ has been specifically designed for our pupils to enable them to experience the most powerful aspects of a primary geography curriculum. We have carefully mapped out our curriculum to ensure the building blocks of knowledge are built upon as a child progresses through their Northway journey.
We want our pupils to gain confidence and experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills through specifically planned learning opportunities and fieldwork. This will enable pupils to have transferable skills across other subject disciplines, without impacting on the collection of specific geographical knowledge and skills. Our content will always drive each activity, ensuring that pupils retain knowledge that will readily prepare them for secondary school.
Below are the three main areas our pupils will study to ensure that they are making connections throughout a range of content areas and units. Each area will give our pupils a range of opportunities to develop Locational Knowledge, Physical and Human Geography, Fieldwork and Geographical enquiry.
Through pre-assessment tasks pupils and teachers can easily identify any gaps in learning and review before moving on with any new content. Each unit is linked to a previous year group’s learning and pupils can self-evaluate what they remember from previous units before moving on. This is to guarantee that our pupils have the key building blocks needed to succeed in Geography, without leaving any significant gaps in understanding.
Progression in Local Area
In this area, our pupils will develop specific locational knowledge of the local area and the wider United Kingdom. Pupils will be given opportunities to engage with a range of human and physical features of the areas, as well as conducting specific fieldwork studies. Please download the file to see the progression in this area.
Progression in Climate
In this area, our pupils will develop their knowledge of climate in the local area, progressing onto specific climate zones across the whole world. Pupils will be given opportunities to engage with a range of different areas and how climate can impact on those areas, as well as conducting specific fieldwork studies. Please download the file to see the progression in this area.
Progression in the World
In this area, our pupils will develop specific knowledge of the world as well as the physical processes that may up the world such as Rivers, Mountains, Volcanoes, Tsunamis and Earthquakes. Pupils will gain a wider view of the world we live in with specific knowledge of continents, seas and countries across the globe. Pupils will be given opportunities to engage with a range of human and physical features of the areas, as well as conducting specific fieldwork studies. Please download the file to see the progression in this area.