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The national curriculum for geography has three distinct strands; Locational Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and Geographical skills and Field Work. Pupils are taught 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).

At St Anselm’s the geography curriculum is delivered through the following topics;

Year 1 - What's it like where we live? Where do different animals live? Where does our food come from?

Year 2 - What will we see on our journey around the world? What are the seven wonders of our world? What are seasons?

Year 3 - Where on earth are we? Is climate cool? Do you like to be beside the seaside?

Year 4 - Can you come on a great American road trip? How does water go round and round? Can the Earth shake, rattle and roll?

Year 5 - Where should we go on holiday? Where does all of our stuff come from? How is our country changing?

Year 6 - What is it like in the Amazon? Are we damaging our world? How will our world look in the future?