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Welcome to our Geography page!

I am Mrs Hemingway and I am the Geography Leader in school.
I love teaching Geography as it helps us to make sense of the world around us, takes us to places we may never have been before, and gives us an insight into how we can help the world to make it a better place.


Mrs Hemingway
Geography Lead

Intent - Why is Geography important for our children?

As Geographers, we want children to be able to understand the world around them through developing a range of skills and knowledge. We do this through our exciting curriculum, embedding skills learnt throughout our lessons in geography and vice versa. Geography topics from ‘Journey to Oz’ in KS1 and ‘It’s Not Too Late’ in KS2 hook children into learning about the world around them.

At Dane Royd, we want children to develop a fascination with the world. We believe geography can be a central driver to supporting our work on developing students as global citizens with modern British values. If children develop an understanding of their local area and their wider surroundings, we believe they will develop the desire to find out more about the wider world.

Children having a ‘hands on approach’ to their learning, particularly in geography, can help support their learning in both this subject and others. The use of fieldwork in order to understand the world around them is paramount in developing a range of skills from the wider curriculum and these opportunities are utilised on many occasions.

Geography enables children to develop a deeper understanding and connection to places and people that they may not have, or may never, come into contact with. Teachers are encouraged to use these lessons to enhance the amount of experiences children are exposed to and use them to support elsewhere in the curriculum.

Implement - What will our children learn?

The History Curriculum at Dane Royd has been planned carefully to ensure all children build on their historical knowledge and skills year on year. Topics have been planned to engage and enthuse children's learning, whilst taking into consideration previous learning and how to move them further on in their learning as eager Historians. Through a carefully planned progressive curriculum, teachers plan engaging topics which they think will inspire, challenge and motivate children to learn. There is a two-year rolling programme in which children’s skills and knowledge are embedded and developed during their time at Dane Royd. The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each History topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. A well thought out and planned History Curriculum enables children to understand key knowledge in their learning and understanding of the past whilst ensuring that their knowledge from previous year groups continues to aid them in their current and future learning.

Our Geography Curriculum Overview

KS1 Knowledge Organisers
Journey to Oz!
Beside the Seaside
LKS2 Knowledge Organisers
UKS2 Knowledge Organisers
It's Not Too Late
Down t'pit
Impact - How will it help our children?

Our History Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. The school environment also celebrates children’s achievements in History and demonstrates the subject’s high status in the school. At Dane Royd Junior and Infant School, we are preparing our children to live in a diverse and dynamic society. As Theodore Roosevelt said, ‘The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.’ Children will leave Dane Royd as confident investigators who can critically question information presented to them, skills which will not only prepare them to continue their History journey in Key Stage 3, but that they can then continue to apply to any situation in their adult lives.

What do our children like about Geography?

"I like exploring the past and comparing it to how we live now."

                 Freya - Year 6

"We’ve made a family album. I love looking at it and talking to my friends about it." 

                     Sverav - UFS

I"I like learning about different people in the past and how they are similar and different to us."

                 Courtney - Year 4

"I have enjoyed comparing the differences between Anglo-Saxons and Romans which is something we have built upon from last year."

                 Georgia, Year 6

“I like that we learn things from the past and compare it to the present.”

                   Jesse - Year 2

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