GEOGRAPHY at Charlestown
The Charlestown geography curriculum has been designed by combining National Curriculum expectations and our exciting and ambitious school curriculum alongside key geographical concepts. As a result of disruption during covid lockdowns, our Geography curriculum was adapted in 2021-22 and changed again in September 2022, once missed concepts were secure.
We believe that learning geography is essential for all our children's futures and to enable them to develop into responsible, respectful and safe citizens.
We aim to make geography so engaging and exciting that children learn about the world around them and become curious about their aspirations and their futures. We want our children to be desperate to travel and see the world and we believe that we can excite them to do that. We also believe that geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world such as where our food comes from. Children at Charlestown are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it and are given opportunties to explore and develop map skills that will aid them in later life.
Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Children with solid geographical skills will be hightly employable and that is our aim!
Beginning in Early Years, children discuss their familiar world, such as where they live or the natural world. From Key Stage 1, the Geography curriculum at Charlestown is designed outwardly, giving children a firm grasp of key geographical features of their local area. Following this, children in Key Stage 2 will compare their local area to other areas of the United Kingdom, other European countries and finally countries in other continents.
We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about their local area and the wider world and its people. We endeavour to promote the children’s interest and understanding of a range of people, places, and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical processes.