Our Geography teaching is based on the National Curriculum and aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We aim to equip pupils with a knowledge and skills to enable them to gain a deeper geographical understanding of the world and the key physical and human processes within it.
In order to enrich the children’s learning, our curriculum is adapted to the local circumstances of our school. By making use of our local resources such as Kew village, the River Thames, Kew Gardens and the museums of London, we are able to adapt our planning for fieldwork in order to compare the human activities and features of our environment and contrast it with other parts of the world.
The children are taught to use a progressive range of map skills and become familiar with using atlases, globes, aerial photographs and digital maps. In addition they will learn about the capital cities, countries and continents of the world and by studying topics such as rainforests, climate and natural resources, we aim to help them understand the important role they can play in caring for the planet.
Many of our topics are taught by making cross curricular links with other subjects: compass directions and map coordinates taught in Maths; water cycle taught with science and conservation and environmental focussed texts taught in English.