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    At Thorpe C of E Primary School, our intent is to provide a high-quality Geography curriculum that inspires children's curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world around them. We aim to foster a sense of wonder, develop a love for exploring different places, and cultivate an appreciation for diverse cultures. Through our Geography curriculum, we strive to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to become global citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.

    In EYFS, through the specific areas of Understanding the World, children begin to think about the world around them, exploring similarities and differences between their local natural world and contrasting environments as well as changes in that natural world such as weather, seasons and changing states of matter.


    We have developed a well-sequenced curriculum that builds upon prior knowledge and progressively introduces new concepts and skills. Our curriculum is designed to cover a broad range of geographical topics, including physical geography, human geography, and environmental issues, as well as contextualised understandings of these themes.

    We provide our pupils with engaging and practical learning experiences that actively involve them in the subject matter. Through fieldwork, map reading, and the use of digital resources, we enable our pupils to explore the local area, investigate real-world issues, and develop their practical geographical skills. We also incorporate relevant and up-to-date case studies to make the learning more meaningful and relevant to our pupils' lives.

    We seek opportunities to make cross-curricular links, particularly with subjects such as Science, History, Mathematics, and English. By integrating geographical knowledge and skills into other areas of the curriculum, we provide our pupils with a holistic understanding of the world and help them make connections between different subjects.


    Our pupils at Thorpe will be curious and engaged learners regarding the world and its people.

    Pupils will be able to learn and apply a range of investigative skills that assist their natural curiosity. Pupils will develop an eagerness and fascination about the world, its people and its human and physical features that will strengthen their life long curiosity which will remain with them for the future. We are committed to utilizing links with our local area to link with our Geography curriculum, so that children develop an understanding of place and scale with their skill set.

    Assessment plays a key role in our geography curriculum. We use a variety of formative and summative assessment methods to gauge pupils' understanding, provide feedback, and inform future planning. Our assessment practices are closely aligned with the learning objectives of each unit, enabling us to track progress and identify areas for development.