Welcome to the Geography Curriculum page
At Linton Heights, geography is taught mainly through topic work (please see individual Year group pages for more details). This is usually taught by class teachers. The skills children learn throughout their time at Linton are divided into the following six sections: locational knowledge; place knowledge; human geography; physical geography; geographical skills and fieldwork.
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. As an academy, we are free at Linton Heights to move away from the National Curriculum and teach geography in a way we feel really engages children. By teaching geography through the different topics, often using an enquiry led approach, children gain geographical understanding in context.
As with history, there are often many enrichment activities like trips, visitor or special days associated with topic work which further helps children to embed their geographical knowledge. In 2021, the whole school enjoyed an 'Olympic themed day' at school which gave everyone a chance to learn lots about the Olympic countries, develop their understanding of both physical and human geography as well as having lots of fun throughout the day.
For Linton Heights, local fieldwork is a big focus for all year groups. Each year group should be teaching some sort of fieldwork every term and begin to understand the environment that surrounds them. In Year 6, the residential trip to Aylmerton in Norfolk allows the children to find out first hand about coastal erosion and rock formation throughout in different surrounding.
It is extremely important that children have a greater understanding of the wider world and have an understanding of place and locational knowledge across the globe. There are lots of exciting games and quizzes focussing on countries, continents and capital cities!
Extra learning resources that you can use from home:
The Geographical Association have made all resources free for members of the public to access.
Ordnance Survey MapZone (KS2/KS3)
and teaching resources at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/education/teacher-resources
National Geographic Kids. Activities and quizzes for younger kids.(KS1/KS2/KS3/KS4)
Geography Games. Geography gaming! https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Time for Geography is an education and outreach project, make inspiring geography learning videos, freely available to all. (KS4/A-Level) https://timeforgeography.co.uk/
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps called cartograms, where territories are resized on each map according to the subject of interest.(KS2/KS3/KS4) https://worldmapper.org/
DIY weather activities from the Met Office (KS1/KS2)
Discover the World Education case study resources (KS3/KS4)
Time for geography videos (KS4/KS5) https://timeforgeography.co.uk/
Museum of New Zealand https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn
Home learning booklets, including high quality maps (EYFS/KS2)
Eco Schools at Home (KS1/KS2)
Polo the Bear cartoons and games (KS1/KS2)
Dollar Street (KS2/KS3) https://www.gapminder.org/dollar-street/matrix
Geography at home (RGS) All ages. https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/geography-at-home/
Paddington's postcards (KS1/KS2) www.unicef.org.uk/paddingtons-postcards
Thinking through climate change (KS2/KS3) www.wmnet.org.uk/files/ttcc