By the time they leave Sandown, children are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to understand their local environment and the wider world, through asking and answering questions about the physical and human aspects of the world.
The Geography Curriculum at Sandown Primary School has been developed to fuel pupils’ curiosity about the world in which they live. Through their lessons, they will discover more about our world and the diversity of the places, people and environments within it.
Where possible, our curriculum encourages a hands on approach, allowing the children to become Geographers using resources to develop their understanding and deepen their knowledge of their place in the world.
The Geography Curriculum is divided into 3 sections:
Geographical skills and fieldwork
This includes learning how to interpret a range of sources of information such as maps, atlases, globes and photographs to describe and locate features and areas studied. Where possible, the children are given opportunities to use the skills they learn in the classroom and transfer them to real field work in our extensive school grounds and surrounding areas.
Location and place knowledge
Children learn to locate globally significant places such as continents, countries and oceans and understand geographical similarities and differences through contrasting case studies such as a location in the UK compared to another in North America.
Human and physical geography
In order to draw comparisons between areas, children research human features of locations such as settlements, land use, trade and resources as well as looking at physical features such as mountains, rivers, volcanoes and climate zones.