Geography is about developing children’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world’s diverse people, places and environments. Our curriculum at Tunbury helps to inspire children’s life-long curiosity and fascination about our amazing planet. We strive to ignite a child’s love of learning and give them the tools to always ask questions, becoming creative and critical thinkers who feel passionate about taking care of the world they live in.
Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject, so we have developed our curriculum to be progressive, engaging and relevant. Children are constantly building on prior knowledge and applying their understanding to the new concepts that are being taught.
In our Geography lessons, children learn about the world around them, starting with our immediate surroundings and then looking further afield to local, national and global locations. Children learn about the interconnectedness of our community within the wider world. They also learn about how the world is changing.
With a good understanding of Geography, children develop curiosity and fascination about people, places and environments, inspiring their future learning and exploration – beyond Walderslade to the wider world!
Pupil voice - what do Tunbury learners think about Geography?
Y2 pupil: “We learn about maps in Geography. Maps are important because you might need to find your way.”
Y3 pupil: “Geography is important because you get to learn about the world, so that you know what the world is like.”
Y5 pupil: “We have learned about Chatham dockyard and Rochester cathedral. It’s nice to learn things in the classroom and know that they are actually close to where we live.”
Tunbury Geography Curriculum Overview and Geography Curriculum Progression
Please view our curriculum documentation to see how we have chosen to teach Geography at Tunbury Primary School.