At Somerville Primary School we are dedicated to providing all children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of their world. The curriculum is designed to have a balance of core knowledge (facts, location, names, vocabulary) and a sense of place (senses, emotions, values, opinions) in order to develop a knowledge and understanding of real places as well as how people affect the environment and are influenced by it. Our curriculum is designed to build and continuously consolidate children’s geographical knowledge and skills. Children are given the opportunity to study a range of topics, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Their understanding of social and cultural aspects of different countries and continents will develop.
At Somerville Primary School, pupils explore the four areas of the Geography curriculum (locational knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and Geographical skills and fieldwork), applying and building on previous learning each year. Our curriculum will equip our children to be local, national and global citizens.
Children will be working as geographers throughout their geography journey at Somerville.