At Upton Heath, we believe that Geography should inspire children to ask questions and search for answers about the natural and human aspects of the world. Pupils are actively encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Topics / themes are informed by the Pathways to Write long term curriculum plan, which is directly linked to the National Curriculum. All themes are sensitive to children’s interests and linked to the context of our local area and wider. The curriculum at UHPS is carefully planned and structured to encapsulate our curriculum intent of REACH (Relevant, Engaging, Aspirational, Creative and Holistic). We ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning as part of a sequential curriculum, enabling children to achieve the end of year expectations.
At Upton Heath, we seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, as they progress in society. In line with the national curriculum 2014, the Geography curriculum at UHPS aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.
To the right, you will find our geography curriculum statement.