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At Laurel Lane our intent for our Geography curriculum is to provide our children with the skills and passion for exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live in. Developing a curiosity of how different parts of the world live and how it has evolved, so that children grow a passion to further explore the world around them and think about the impact they have. 

The children at Laurel Lane undertake a broad and balanced program that takes account of the children’s abilities, aptitudes and physical, emotional and intellectual development. Through the subject of geography the children learn a range of geographical skills such as locality, field work experience and sustainable development. We aim to deliver a ‘hands on’ creative curriculum where children are given the opportunity to explore the geographical features around them as well as help them understand their place in the world.

At Laurel Lane Primary School we are guided by the National Curriculum for Geography (2014).

The National Curriculum for geography aims to ensure 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 the 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