At Oakfield Primary School as part of our Geography curriculum, we promote an environment which allows children to develop a sense of place, links between human and physical geography and the impact of human interactions with the world. Starting from EYFS through to Year 6, children will experience the different areas of Geography: locational knowledge; place knowledge; human, physical and environmental processes and map skills. Children are encouraged to make links to their own experiences, compare and identify similarities and differences in order to give them a wider view of the world beyond that in which they live.
We have produced our own bespoke curriculum to suit the needs of our school community whilst ensuring the Early Years Statutory Framework and National Curriculum objectives are covered.
At Oakfield Primary School, in conjunction with the aims of the EYFS Statutory Framework and the National Curriculum, we provide children with the opportunity to:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial 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 geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation 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
Implementation of Geography:
Outlined are the school overview, progression of knowledge, long term plan and medium term plans for Geography at Oakfield Primary School.