Our Aims

‘You are never too small to make a difference.’ (Greta Thunberg UN COP24 Climate Summit speech)

Rosley’s geography curriculum aims to inspire a real sense of curiosity in our children so they are motivated to find out about the world around them and the people who live there. We focus on developing the children’s knowledge and fieldwork skills, particularly their sense of place. This starts with understanding and exploring their immediate locality, then the UK and the wider world. An ability to understand the lives of other people enables the children to live out our Christian values and become global citizens.

As the children progress through the geography curriculum, they will deepen their understanding of the interaction between human and physical processes. They achieve this by consolidating prior knowledge to ensure firm geographical foundations are built throughout their time at Rosley. Through a clearly sequenced geography curriculum the children at Rosley have several opportunities to engage in investigations of their local area, take part in educational visits, compare the UK and other countries and study geographical processes. They develop their location and place knowledge, alongside their fieldwork skills, to become effective geographers who leave school being able to think critically about the world.

Rosley’s Big Geographical Ideas

Our aspiration is for our children to develop a sound understanding of these four concepts through our geography curriculum by the time they leave Rosley C of E School.

Global Citizenship – a global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world and their place in it.

Location – a geographic location refers to a position of a place on the Earth.

Impact – understanding the effects of human and physical processes on our world and our lives.

Where we live – understanding and exploring our immediate locality.

Please find below the Progression in Geography documents, which show the key knowledge and skills covered across the school.

Progression in Geography

Geography Long Term Plan