Mount Pleasant Primary School

Geography

Curriculum Subject Lead - Mrs L Langran

The intention of the Geography Curriculum at Mount Pleasant Primary School is to inspire children’s curiosity and provide a purposeful platform for exploring, appreciating, and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research, hence gaining a greater knowledge and understanding of the world and their place in it.  We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. We intend to provide excellent fieldwork opportunities and skills. We want to ignite a love of learning for geography. 

National Curriculum

At Mount Pleasant we follow the national curriculum for geography aims for all pupils in KS1 and 2.

The aims of the geography curriculum are that all pupils:

  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes 
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • Are competent in the geographical skills needed to:

- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes

- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Mount Pleasant Geography Curriculum

Geography at Mount Pleasant