“The study of Geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of our world and appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. In the end, its about using all of that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” Barack Obama, 2012.
Geography at TIMU is an key part of our curriculum. We feel it is important for children to be curious about and have an understanding of the world with live in.
During their time with us, children have the opportunity to explore and learn about the whole world; from their local area, to learning about people and places thousands of miles away. We see Geography as a key part of teaching our children to be environmentally conscious and responsible citizens.
We intend to give children knowledge and an understanding of a range of geographical regions and give them skills which can be applied throughout their lives, including an understanding of direction, map reading, how digital technology can support their geographical understanding and using a compass.
Geography is part of our Discovery curriculum and is based around the topics that year groups undertake. This gives children to opportunity to fully explore their topic and the geography related to it.
Some useful resources for parents
- https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/geography-for-kids.html links for all countries/ continents etc.
- http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/geography/ useful help for various topics.
- https://www.layersoflondon.org/map Needs a free sign up but is very useful and also has historical maps.
- https://maphub.net/ very good tool to help with map skills- including a drawing tool. Great to explore.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9grd2p/resources/1 – travel with Barnaby bear, really useful for KS1 children.
- Google map street view and https://earth.google.com/web/ – great for games and understanding of the world and how other parts of the world look.
Please click the link below for the current progression of skills document. These are liable to change as the topics change to match the children’s interests.