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Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery


Geography Curriculum Intent

Geography Curriculum Intent

To inspire and ignite curiosity about the local community and the wider world and to understand geographical processes.

“Through the school’s curriculum, pupils achieve well in all areas of learning.  Staff plan topics very carefully to maximise their learning in different subjects”. Ofsted 2018

Introduction to Geography

Introduction to Geography

Children’s geographical learning starts with the familiar and slowly builds outwards, from Rochdale, to the UK, to Europe and the rest of the world. Their understanding of how their local area fits into the wider world is therefore gradually accrued. Understanding of physical geography also starts with the familiar: from the seaside in Year 1 to mountains volcanoes and rivers in Year 3/4. More in-depth studies allow children to develop their understanding of the interactions between physical and human geography in year 5/6. We try to make learning in Geography as real and hands-on as possible and we use our local area (including Hollingworth Lake) and field trips too. We use knowledge organisers and our curriculum journey folders to help us remember previous learning in Geography; we take these folders through school with us so that we can look back and make links.

Watch our Geography Video

We hope you will watch our video that will show you some of the amazing learning and fun that takes place in our school.  Our pupils had fun being filmed and showcasing their work.

Geography Gallery

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
Rights Respecting Logo
Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
Rights Respecting Silver Logo
E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
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