At St Adrian’s we know that the children care about our world and want to protect it. Therefore, at the heart of the geography curriculum is ‘Protect our beautiful world’.
We believe that geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
The geography curriculum at St Adrian’s provides progression which enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Topics at a glance
|Year 1||My area home and school||A bigger area: what are maps, atlases and globes?||The UK countries, capitals and seas|
|Year 2||Continents and oceans||Weather patterns||St Albans/ London to Rio|
|Year 3||UK towns and cities||Water and rivers||Europe and the Americas|
|Year 4||Compare a region of UK with a region in Europe and one in North America||Features of the earth||Local study|
|Year 5||Cutting up the globe||Engery and sustainability||Biomes|