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Queensmead Primary Academy



Summary of Curriculum Intent

'Edale was brilliant! I learnt so much in the Blue John caves about rock formation'

'We did a field trip to the River Soar -it was cold and wet but we still had fun!'

At Queensmead Primary Academy, through our Geography curriculum, we aim to develop our children’s knowledge and curiosity of the wider world, expand their geographical vocabulary and promote high aspirations. We seek to create a life-long love of the subject, through teaching our children about diverse places, people and resources.

Through the study of natural and human environments, as well as physical and human processes, our desire is to provide our children with a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in. As they continue on their Geography learning journey, we aim to foster a deep understanding of the subject that develops alongside their geographical skills. Our aim is that our children go on to apply these skills across all subjects, as well as in their futures beyond Queensmead.

Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with the subject specific language they need to describe, question and discuss the world, as well as their place in it. Our pupils are encouraged to recognise that they have a voice and to use it confidently to debate geographical topics that they feel passionate about. We aim to produce well-rounded individuals by providing our children with opportunities to expand their cultural capital and experiences of the world.


Geography Opportunities

As part of our exciting and engaging approach to the Geography curriculum , we arrange a number of trips and visits to bring the subject to life. Pupils experience their learning at first hand making memories that will last a lifetime. Recent trips have included: an overnight camping trip to Mablethorpe with a focus on coastal features and erosion, the Heights of Abraham to cover rock formations and a river study in Watermead park to see the Soar become a river!

Year 3 visited The Heights of Abraham to explore the caves during their topic 'Under Our Feet'.  


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