Alma Park’s Geography curriculum begins in EYFS. Through 'Understanding the World', children are given the opportunity to explore different people, cultures and communities. The National Curriculum provides the skill and knowledge progression foundations that are then built on to provide a purposeful progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. This ensures that the National Curriculum end points are met.
Our pupils are given a breadth of experience to develop their understanding of themselves as individuals within their community and also as members of a wider global community, inspiring their curiosity about their locality and the wider world. Pupils build on their knowledge and skills in different areas of Geography, such as human and physical geography, place knowledge and locational knowledge. This ensures they have the ability to understand the world and their place within it.
Alma Park has a bespoke and tailored Geography curriculum which is designed to meet the needs of the children in our community. By teaching Geography in discrete lessons and with purposeful links to other curriculum areas, pupils develop mapping, observational and critical thinking skills. As a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, Geography is delivered in a safe and inspiring environment which nurtures children’s talents, allowing them to thrive so that when they leave Alma Park they are responsible, active citizens. Geography at Alma Park promotes and encourages sustainability in various ways including: understanding that the Earth’s resources are finite and how to protect them, understanding the impact of human activities on the Earth and emboldening the children to become responsible global citizens. Diversity is embraced by giving opportunities to study a range of different places and cultures which are relevant to the children’s lives. Lessons and resources are adapted when necessary to ensure SEND and disadvantaged pupils can access all aspects of the same curriculum.
At Alma Park we provide many enriching opportunities for fieldwork, such as local visits and wider ranging trips to places across the UK. We also celebrate international awareness days, such as Earth Day, to bring the school together on significant global issues.