Geography is the study of everything around us. It is an important subject that teaches children about the planet on which they live. Greenmount children are always working hard to climb the mountain of learning in order to become competent, skilled Geographers. We have a strong focus on promoting children’s depth of understanding and plan our teaching to build on children’s understanding and needs through our 100% homework fact sheets, finding out what we already know at the beginning of a topic and key Geographical vocabulary displayed in each classroom.

Geography lessons, in Greenmount, are fun and interactive and you can often see Greenmount children out and about learning about the environment in which they live. Our children begin their Geography journey in Nursery where they look at who lives in their house. By the time they get to year 6, they have a wealth of knowledge about their local environment and surrounding areas. They learn much more about other countries and the physical and human features of the world. It is our aim that the Geography curriculum develops children into amazing Geographers who have a deep knowledge, comprehensive set of skills and a genuine compassion for the Earth and all its wonders.

Intent.

Know, understand and appreciate the planet they live on.

Develop geographical skills and understand what it means to be a Geographer.

Have a wealth of knowledge of physical and human features and how these have evolved over time.

Impact.

Pupils leave Greenmount as amazing Geographers who have a deep knowledge, comprehensive set of skills and a genuine understanding and compassion for the Earth and all its wonders.

Implementation.

Building on children’s prior learning year on year

Interactive, practical, enquiry lessons that engage all learners

Opportunities to use the local area and visit other places related to their Geography learning

Using fieldwork to motivate and encourage the inner “Geographer”