Geography at Elm Tree is taught through posing questions that help children consider both an understanding of place, human and physical geography and the impact that we have upon the world. We want our children to be curious about the world and explain how the Earth’s features and people are interconnected and change over time; to discuss and debate why people settled there, the extremes of the world such as Volcanos and Mountains and how this has an impact on human behaviour and needs; to investigate how environments change and is it natural or man-made change.
Our geography curriculum is cyclical in both skills and knowledge. Knowledge that is about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Skills that allow them to collect, analyse and interpret data, use maps, grid references and a variety of sources to communicate their understanding. We use our school curriculum mantra 'I know that so now I can learn this' as our driving force for embedding knowledge and skills so our pupils can move into their next phase of learning as confident geographers.