‘Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.’
The Epiphany School Geography curriculum is designed to give children opportunities to investigate enquiries about our local area and diverse places, as well as the interaction between physical and human processes within these locations. We believe that this will not only provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of these processes, but also inspire their curiosity about the world.
We have designed an ambitious Geography curriculum, which enables children to achieve highly, through progressively knowing more, remembering more and doing more through EYFS to Year 6. This is achieved through increasingly challenging end points of learning.
make links and connections between the natural world and human activity, as well as to understand the kind of questions Geographers ask such as ‘
In our Geography curriculum, substantive concepts are used as the big ideas within the subject discipline. These help pupils make sense of what they are being taught so that meaning can be made and connections formed; this will develop children’s growing schema. Second order concepts such as change, diversity and sustainability, are interwoven into the unit of work so that children deepen their understanding of how to act as a Geographer.
We recognise that the knowledge and understanding of History and that of Geography is linked, because both subjects focus on people in different places at different times; the Geography of our world has played a huge part in world History also. Therefore, at The Epiphany School, our History curriculum compliments our Geography curriculum, so that the sequencing within both subjects is relevant to one another.
In line with our whole school curriculum intent, key concepts are embedded and developed throughout our Geography curriculum.