Geography is one of the key drivers of our curriculum.
Through our Geography curriculum, we want children to find out about the world around them, explore their place within it and understand the interaction of people and environments in which they live- building from local, regional, national to global scale. A sense of location is key to our curriculum and the local context is vitally important to give our children an idea of Plymouth and the South West's role in local, national and world geography. As our pupils revisit their learning in different contexts they will deepen their knowledge of place, environment, the human and physical processes that shape our world, the similarities, differences and interconnections within it.
Starting with the National Curriculum and taking into account the contextual needs of our children, our Geography curriculum intends to develop children’s knowledge, curiosity and fascination about the world and its people as well as their place within it that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. A sense of location as well as the development of key Geographical concepts has been used to create flow within the Geography curriculum. At Mount Street Primary School, we develop the children's conceptual knowledge and understanding through 'Big Ideas' which develop both in depth and knowledge as the children progress through the school.
Alongside this our pupils will develop their skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).