Norfolk Community Primary School Curriculum Drivers
Sequencing of Content
Our Geography Overview ensures that pre-requisite knowledge is considered and linked to new learning. A range of concepts are taught across phases, giving opportunity to deepen understanding throughout. Local geography is heavily considered.
All year groups study Geography twice a year as the lead subject and links are also made within other units of work where appropriate.
The sequence has been carefully mapped to ensure concepts build upon one another e.g. Year 5 pupils learn about Rivers after the Y4 Science work focussing on the water cycle.
- Globally significant places
- Define physical and human characteristics
- Spatial variation
- Change over time
- Collect, analyse and interpret geographical data
- Interpret geographical sources
- Communicate geographical understanding
Curious – children will ask questions about the world they live in. They will want to know how human geography has been affected in their locality by studying the local area. Likewise, they will want to know more about contrasting areas around the world.
Substantive geographical concepts are deepened, such as:
Settlement – KS1 Seaside, KS1 Australia, LKS2 Berlin
Change – LKS2 Compare Sheffield and Berlin, LKS2 Tremors (Pompeii), UKS2 Mexico
Human geography – KS1 The UK, LKS2 Berlin, UKS2, North America
Physical geography – KS1 Plants and animals around the world, LKS2 Mountains and Volcanoes, UKS2 Rivers
Maps and Atlases – KS1 Maps and Routes, LKS2 Urban Pioneers, UKS2 Frozen Kingdom
Children take part in regular mini-quizzes and retrieval activities to strengthen their memory.
Knowledge organisers and concept maps are used to regularly revisit concepts and make connections.
Remembering information and knowledge is celebrated and is part of the Norfolk Community Primary School culture.