We teach geography using the Connected Geography programme for Years 1 to 6. This is an enquiry based programme which asks big questions about topics, places, themes and issues and lets pupils develop their geographical knowledge and skills. It does not attempt to teach topics in their entirety which avoids an over emphasis upon content and instead, encourages pupils to focus on the skills required of young geographers.
Examples of enquiries include:
What is the geography of where I live? (Key Stage 1)
How does the weather affect our lives? (Key Stage 1)
Why do some earthquakes cause more damage than others? (Key Stage 2)
How and why is my local environment changing? (Key Stage 2)
Why are mountains so important? (Key Stage 2)