Geography at The Oaktree School
Geography acts as the door to the world. Once opened, children have the freedom to explore a huge range of knowledge, from climate, wildlife, cultures, to physical features such as volcanoes, mountains and deserts. Geography also helps us understand how and why places are changing, and to better imagine, predict and work towards, likely and preferred futures.
Our cross curricular Geography curriculum aims to provide:
- develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness
- Locational knowledge : name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans
- Place knowledge: understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country Human and physical geography
- Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns
- use basic geographical vocabulary
Our curriculum is enquiry based and provides children with the independence to explore their curiosity’s around the world in which they live. Geography has strong cross curriculum links which allow for deepening understanding of the world. It allows experience of different cultures and places that children may not be aware of and leads them to question why things change, what is similar/different and why. We want our children to a strong understanding of concepts such as climate, physical and human features and how these features impacts wildlife and humans alike. We want them to be able to think critically over what might need to change to make a successful future. Following from critically thinking skills, we want the children to develop map and surveillance knowledge and understand key vocabulary.