In geography at LDSM, we aim to deliver a geography curriculum that is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. The teaching of geography will nurture and develop a love, curiosity and understanding of our world and its people. The curriculum is structured in a way that allows for children to make links to and to build upon previous learning.
Children study, location and place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. We achieve this through a variety of different topics including: volcanoes and earthquakes, major climate zones, biomes, rainforests, mountains, coasts and landscapes.
As their knowledge of our world grows so will their ability to challenge, question and reflect on their own viewpoints. Our aim is for children to become globally aware of their impact on the planet and take responsibility for their actions.
Our curriculum outline for history and geography is below. Geography is always included in big question topics where geographical skills and knowledge are woven into their content. For example, World War 2 focus involves lots of map work when considering the impact on the local area. History studies also look at how our local area has changed in relation to the historical periods studied.