Getting to know the world around us

Geography at Colne Engaine

Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and around the world – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. We seek to deepen their understanding of the Earth’s human and physical forms and processes. Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke curiosity and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.  We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Halstead and the Colne Valley so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.

Our Geography curriculum enables the children to continually apply geographical skills to enable them to communicate with confidence, their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences. Through high quality teaching, deep understanding of geographic vocabulary and many opportunities to revisit concepts, we aim to develop essential characteristics of geographers. Through regular revisiting, they gain an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world; a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected – and the ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings. 

Geography is taught through a skills-based curriculum using the Chris Quigley Milestones which are aligned with the National Curriculum.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through a reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes and milestones. Children will have developed the geographical knowledge and skills to help them explore, navigate and understand the world around them and their place in it. Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school. Click on links below to find out more.

Geography Milestones

Geography Subject on a Page

Map Techniques Progression

B2 Being a Technologist – Geography Spiral

Geography Milestones