Curriculum – Geography

A high-quality geography education at Cassiobury infants will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

In the EYFS at Cassiobury Infants, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things
  • talk about features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another
  • make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes

In KS1 at Cassiobury Infants we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – bothterrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographicalfeatures of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatialvariation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

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