Geography is taught in 2 annual modules (major and minor) from year 1 - 6 by class teachers.
Why is the teaching of geography important for primary schools?
We believe studying geography creates global citizens. Pupils who study geography better understand the inter-dependence of our world and how we are connected through location, place, movement, region, and human-environment. All of these aspects are things pupils need to understand in our global society.
What is taught?
Pupils in Year 1 first learn about their local environment in the module My Geography. Pupils then learn to locate and compare hot and cold places across the globe.
Year 2 are given the opportunity to study the Americas in their major module. For their minor module, the pupils take a look at the world around them by studying the geography of Harlow.
Year 3 begin their KS2 geography education by studying maps and globes in their module World Explorers. Later on in the year they look in greater detail at the amazingly diverse continent of Africa.
In year 4, pupils study and understand the water cycle before moving on to explore the continent of Oceania.
Year 5 pupils study the violent forces that shape our world in their module - earthquakes and volcanoes. They also look at the fascinating continent of Asia.
Year 6 pupils look into the landscape, politics and prominent features of the U.K and Europe.
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