Teaching of Geography
At Coombe Hill Juniors, we aim to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and the people within it. Throughout their time here, the children are provided with a range of opportunities to develop an interest in a diverse range of people, places and resources, as well as natural and human environments.
Our geography curriculum has been designed to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Our wonderful school environment and location provides a wealth of opportunities for the children to develop their learning in an outdoor setting.
Our curriculum has four core strands that it centres around that are built upon as the children move through the school. Locational knowledge is developed through focused learning about a country or continent throughout the whole geography topic each year. The children learn about the different human and physical features of their key location and build upon this through studying one country or place from that location. In doing so, the children have the opportunity to develop a rich place knowledge. As the children progress through the school, their locational and place knowledge is broadened as the curriculum zooms out from their local area (Kingston/London) and country (UK) in Year 3, to Europe in Year 4, going to different continents in Year 5 where they learn about South America followed by North America in Year 6.