Geography at Lark Hill
A high-quality Geography curriculum should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
At Lark Hill, the Geography curriculum has been carefully sequenced so that as pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We want our children to enjoy and love learning about geography, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also providing opportunities for fieldwork investigation and enquiry.
Each year three Geographical units are taught. Each unit has been rigorously planned following the National Curriculum objectives for Geography to allow pupils to revisit and consolidate prior knowledge and understanding, whilst ensuring progression throughout the whole school. Our Geography curriculum is organised by three threshold concepts; Geographical Knowledge, Geographical Understanding and Geographical Skills & Enquiry. A balance of objectives from each threshold are covered each term.