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At West Hill Primary School, Geography is a valuable part of our curriculum. This has been designed to ensure that children leave our school as curious geographers. The curriculum offers children relevant and engaging opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills. Our aim is that as our pupils’ progress through the school and increase their Geographical skills, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between the physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

At West Hill School geography is taught in ½ termly topic themed blocks. The curriculum is a bespoke design ensuring that it is relevant to our geographical location but also ensures that our children learn how we are connected to the wider world.

The geography curriculum is implemented within a wider enquiry curriculum, which encourages children to develop the skills they need to think critically and answer questions

Each unit of work is designed to be adapted to meet the needs of our children and together build progression in knowledge and skills as children move up through the school. There is an emphasis on the development of technical vocabulary and fieldwork skills. We provide external experiences for our children, such as, visiting rivers, beaches and local green spaces, to allow our children to explore the locality and conduct geographical surveys. This allows our children to also develop their practical skills such as orienteering and map reading.