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Holly Mount Roman Catholic Primary School

Nurture, Encourage, Love

Geography Curriculum

 

We are Geographers!

We want our children to love geography. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be landscape architects, town planners, conservationists or weather forecasters. 

The Holly Mount Curriculum is cross-curricular and designed around missions and adventures through our RESPECT Curriculum –finding out about and recreating the stories of famous and inspirational people past and present. We will walk the Amazon with Ed Stafford, explore the Antarctic with Ernest Shackleton and learn how to survive in the Himalayas with Tenzing Norgay.

 

Our geography curriculum promotes adventure and a sense of awe and wonder about the wonderful world we live in. It is ambitious and empowers our children to become independent and resilient – like all our curriculum areas. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the geography National Curriculum but to utilize our unique environment, promote outdoor learning and embed character strengths.

 

Science subject specific characteristics, which we expect the children to demonstrate, have been developed and shared. These characteristics underpin all work in geography and provide a common subject specific vocabulary for staff and children. These characteristics are:

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.

• An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.

• An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.

• Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.

• A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.

• The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

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