At St Luke’s we teach Geography thematically through Cornerstones.
Learning in Humanities begins with deepening children’s understanding of themselves, the world around them, their communities and eventually the wider world. Their lives will be enriched if their curiosity is encouraged by talking, exploring and thinking. This area of learning engages children in investigating the world and their place in it.
In KS1, geographical work involves the children in investigations based on the local environment from which they can begin to understand and compare other areas of the country and parts of the world. They are taught to make and interpret maps and to begin to develop an understanding of the relationships between people and their physical environment.
In KS2, geographical work involves the children looking at the wider world, drawing comparisons with the UK and countries and continents further afield. Children will develop their geographical vocabulary, e.g. hemisphere, tropics, physical and human features and gain a deeper understanding on important matters such as climate change and biodiversity.
Curriculum knowledge and skills progression map:
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education: