Geography Mission Statement
At Seven Stars we aim to provide a high quality Geography curriculum that inspires in our children a curiosity and fascination with the world and its people.
Starting with the immediate environment, the wider local area and holiday destinations in Early Years and Key Stage One, we strive to provide exciting, enjoyable learning in geography that open doors to knowledge and skills, the world, health, creativity and language. Teaching through our termly Learning Journeys, we seek to equip pupils with knowledge of the world at a local, national and international level.
By studying the human and physical geography of locations near and far, we develop geographical skills using maps, globes, photographs and digital resources to locate, name and identify countries, continents and oceans. We start with the world-wide perspective before deep-diving into specific locations, always making comparisons with our own experiences and environment.
We want our children to be able to ask and answer geographical questions, making connections between learning in other subjects to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world.
Door 1 (Key Skills)
Develop reading and comprehension skills when reading for information about countries, cultures and information texts about geographical features and landmarks
Write in a variety of genres about places, environment, cultures (e.g. information booklets / brochures)
Use Maths data skills when comparing countries and cultures (e.g. population, economic data)
Door 2 (The World)
Develop knowledge of countries, cultures and peoples from around the world (identifying similarities and differences; using common skills / procedural knowledge to explore people groups, geographical features and landmarks around the world).
Enable children to develop a knowledge of the Geographical features around the local community of Leyland and contrasting areas.
Develop knowledge of place and location.
Awareness of changing Geography as a result of climate change and pollution
Door 3 (Healthy Lives)
Identify jobs and careers linked to Geography (e.g. town planner, hydrologist, ecologists, environment agency)
Awareness of economy dependent on Geography (e.g. fishing, farming, tourism, alternative energy such as wind power)
Identifying how Geography of an area can affect health and well-being (e.g. closeness to sea, flood plains, pollution)
Door 4 (Creativity)
Explore how Geography and geographical features can be represented through the arts (e.g. paintings, music, sculptures, architecture) and how the arts can be used to enhance areas locally, nationally and globally.
Think creatively about climate change and issues around the environment considering ways in which to help the planet and people living in various parts of the world.
Explore the countries and cultures of famous artists, musicians etc and how their art is impacted by their culture.
Door 5 (Communication & Language)
Expand children’s vocabulary in talking about countries, cultures, environment and geographical features ensuring they have increasingly sophisticated words to express their historical ideas with ideas.
Develop their ability to listen to others (opinions and ideas about geography and environment)
Provide forums for healthy and respectful debate around topical issues around the world.