The Geography curriculum at Star will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. It will equip pupils with a diverse knowledge about places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. 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.
Geography at Star is taught through a topic-based curriculum, such as ‘The Earth our Home.’ Subject leaders have mapped out knowledge and skills to ensure progression between year groups. Through a range of creative and practical activities, like mapping the school and local environment, we give pupils core knowledge, support them in practising skills and help them develop a deeper understanding of the world in which they live.
Opportunities for KS2 to develop mapping skills further through Orienteering Club
Make real-life connections through educational visits, i.e. York, the Lake District, Epping Forest.
Develop a love of Geography through celebrating their local environments.
Star pupils learn to love the planet Earth and think sustainably, becoming enterprising and capable global citizens. Through Geography, pupils will develop respect for all cultures and understand how Geography has played important roles in the evolution of people and their environments. Pupils will understand how their actions impact their local community as well as the world around them thus will think critically and analytically about how they can resolve environmental issues created by humans.