At Moulsham Infant School, we believe that Geography helps children to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of the world. Through the geography curriculum we also aim to develop the children’s contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including defining their physical features and human characteristics. We hope this knowledge provides a geographical context for understanding physical process and human actions across the world.
The Geography curriculum is designed to have a balance of core knowledge (facts, location, names, vocabulary) and a sense of place (senses, values, opinions). This balance of core knowledge helps children to develop their understanding of real places as well as how people affect the environment, and are influenced by it. The geographical skills progression map provide a clear development of knowledge and skills which is built upon each year, with a gradual deepening of understanding and increasing complexity enabling children to reinforce their previous learning.