At Hotwells Primary School, we want every child to use their own experiences, culture and knowledge of the world whilst building greater awareness and understanding of where and how they live and the impact we have on the wider world and the environment.

Children’s geographical journey begins in EYFS with the intent of developing and strengthening the skills in exploring their own and wider environment. (This is enhanced by Forest School sessions and outdoor learning.)

These skills are built upon in Key Stage 1 by encouraging and sharing children’s own experiences and knowledge in our local area (for example, when learning about weather and local coastlines). Within Key Stage 2, these building blocks are strengthened by modelling an awareness of the wider world and our responsibility regarding the environment. Key countries, continents and geographical features are explored in different classes linking alongside tangible skills such as map reading, surveys and atlas use.

We follow the CUSP Curriculum for Geography.

Click here to view our Geography Curriculum Statement

Click here to find out how we make Geography accessible for children with SEND