Geography

“Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.Michael Palin

Welcome to the Geography page. The subject lead for Geography is Miss Webb.

Geography is a fascinating subject which teaches us why the world looks the way it does. It teaches us about different cultures and gets us to think about why they might have developed in that way. The children in our school have many different cultural backgrounds and have lived in a range of different countries. At Huntingdon, we want to help them understand not only where they live now but also help them find out about where they may have come from.

Subject Overview

We want our children to ‘broaden their horizons’ and have knowledge of the world outside Huntingdon Academy.At Huntingdon Academy, our Geography curriculum aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We believe that Geography is an essential part of the curriculum, which provides our children with a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live. At Huntingdon Academy, we want our children to have the knowledge to make their own informed decisions in life. They will have gained the skills to question evidence that they are given and to interrogate; not accepting information at face value. Our children will understand the value of our planet and appreciate all that it does and develop a know;edge of how to protect our planet for the benefit of themselves and future generations.

 National Curriculum

Conceptual Knowledge

Geography is split into 3 concepts; geographical knowledge, geographical understanding and geographical skills and enquiry. These 3 concepts are then broken down further. Each year group covers all 3 concepts throughout the year.

Pedagogy

Geography is mainly taught through geographical topics. Most year groups study 3 geography topics throughout the year. Within these topics all 3 concepts are covered. Geographical skills and enquiry are taught alongside either knowledge or understanding in each lesson. We endeavor to bring aspects of geography to life; making the less visual elements more visible through the use of images, films and models. We also take the children on trips where they can see the aspects they are studying for real and can carry out field work to develop their understanding and skills further.