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An introduction from our Geography Lead - Mr Murphy

At Longlands Primary School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The curriculum is designed develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Longlands Primary School and also to their further education and beyond. 

Geography at Longlands is taught in through Corner Stones and its topics. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school. Cross curricular outcomes in geography are specifically planned for, with strong links between geography and topic lessons identified, planned for and utilised. The local area is fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice. 

As children progress throughout the school, they develop a deep knowledge, understanding an appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context. Geographical understanding, as well as children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is further supported by the school’s soon to be established links with a Ghanaian partner school.