Miss Orr leads Geography at our school.

At Heronshaw school children are encouraged and inspired to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Through our use of subject mantras, children grow in their understanding of what it means to be a geographer. We believe that geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.  

Our carefully selected cross curricular projects enable children to make connections with other curriculum areas. The projects are carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning. Children talk about their new knowledge in each lesson and constantly revisit prior learning. Children then use their new knowledge and skills and demonstrate their achievements in their end of project outcome. We teach children progressive geographical concepts, knowledge, and skills as they progress from foundation stage to year two. Subject specific vocabulary is taught and regularly revisited each lesson and children are encouraged to use this in their learning 

The geography elements of our spiral, bespoke curriculum have been deaim of inspiring in pupils a curiosity, fascination, awe and wonder about the world and the people that live in it, that will remain with them for life.    Our curriculum equips pupils with knowledge about places, people, and natural and human environments, as well as physical and human features. We study a range of locations beginning with familiar locations, including the children’s homes, and moving onto studying places further afield in the much wider world.  

Below you will find links to key documents. 

The progression grid shows the key knowledge and skills that are taught from Foundation Stage to the end of Key Stage 1. Our progression grids also highlight the next steps in the educational journey, therefore include Year 3 expectations.

How do I know what my child is being taught at Heronshaw?

We deliver curriculum information meetings for parents. Presentation slideshows are saved under the Year Group drop down menus.

In addition to this, each year group produces an Overview of Learning that is also saved under Year Groups.

Every subject under the Curriculum tab has detailed Progression Grids which show the full curriculum that Heronshaw has designed for our pupils.

If parents have any questions and would like to know more then we welcome this. Please speak to a member of the team.