Geography at Oldswinford
Through our Geography curriculum we are passionate about our children being curious and fascinated about their world and it’s people. Through engaging teaching, we aim to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
We aim to offer an exciting curriculum that teaches our children to approach Geography with confidence. Throughout their time with us we aim for children ask and answer questions about Geographical topics, be able to use and construct maps, and develop their skills and understanding by observing and gathering evidence through the use of fieldwork.
We plan opportunities for children to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Stourbridge, within the Black Country. Children develop a sense of heritage and what makes our local area unique and special, by making links between the geography and history of the area.
In EYFS and KS1 we start with our children’s local geography then compare this to a region of India. This works for our children as they can start with something they know and move wider.
In Year 3 we continue to look at our local area but expand slightly to look at the Black Country and we also look at the world as a whole so the children can gain an overview of where things are situated in world. After this, each year group uses this knowledge to focus on an area, which they compare to the UK and previous learning, Once they have a secure locational knowledge of focus areas they can then look beyond with deeper understanding.